Have you ever been judged because of your looks? Or rejected because your skin wasn’t perfect? The 4 women you are about to meet experienced negativity that have impacted their lives in a lot of ways simply because of a skin condition — acne.

We see it every day, a lot of us have had acne at some point in our lives, but for these women, it’s the source of an undying insecurity, causing them pain that goes beyond skin deep, scarring not only their faces, but also their self-esteem.

And in a society where looks and aesthetic is very influential, the fight for respect and equality is a lifelong struggle for people with pimples. But that fight is a fight that Maxi-Peel is unwilling to give up. The brand’s mission is to amplify the voices of those who have been misjudged, ridiculed, and discriminated because of their acne through their newest campaign — “'Wag Mong Isuko ang Laban” (Don’t Give Up the Fight).

Maxi-Peel puts their brand on the line with a documentary campaign that follows 4 women from different walks of life in a 60-day journey with Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solutions, capturing real progress, with real results in real time. The campaign begins with a heart-wrenching 60-second testimonial video of these 4 women telling everyone what society tells them every day (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Y2RbkvDD4).


“Alam mo Kata, mas maganda ka sana kung kasing kinis ng legs mo yung mukha mo.” Kata San Mateo, a digital marketing head and an aspiring artist, recalls a painful moment during her acne breakout. Teary-eyed, she continues, “Siyempre tatawa-tawa lang ako pero sa loob loob ko, sobra na.”


“Bakit siya ‘yung napiling host, eh ang dami niyang pimples?” Andrea Roces, a retail manager and an active humanitarian says pimples have affected her work and her credibility, damaging her self-esteem and self-belief, “The confidence I’ve built for many years, it all goes away.”


“Honestly, lately hindi ako lumalabas ng bahay. There’s this misconception na ‘pag ma-pimple ka, madumi ka kaya sometimes I feel hopeless.” A former special education teacher, now a full-time mom, Angeline Carandang powers through the negativity, despite an overwhelming feeling of insecurity, “Behind this face, I can be a great mom… matatapos din ‘to, ngayon lang ‘to.”


“Nakulam ka ba… Naagnas ka na” Joepy Libo-on, a cum laude graduate who is now working as a marketing manager, still remembers some of the most painful things people have told her. “Before n’ung sobrang lala talaga ng pimples ko, there was a time na sobrang bumaba ng self-esteem ko.”

Through real stories from real people, Maxi-Peel aims to open our eyes and minds to the truth behind acne. That removing pimples is not just about being beautiful, or achieving smoother skin, or to gain more followers, those are just the aesthetic effects. The real purpose of the brand is to help Filipinos treat and cure an actual skin condition, boost their self-confidence, revive their self-belief, and empower them to have a fighting chance against prejudice and discrimination.

This fight isn’t just about the face, this fight is about facing challenges head on, and acknowledging that it’s only just a phase. Never quitting, never stopping. To all Filipino women out there who have lost their confidence, hope is not lost. You can get past this, in your fight against acne and all its inherent negativity, “Wag Mong Isuko Ang Laban”.




Jean Henri Lhuillier and the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (PJLGC) emerged as big winners during the recently concluded 2018 International Business Awards.

Lhuillier, president & CEO of PJLGC, bagged seven (7) awards, including the Lifetime Achievement award, where Lhuillier is the first ever gold winner in the consumer services industry. He was also awarded Gold Stevies for Entrepreneur of the Year for Diversified Services. Lhuillier also snagged the Silver Stevies for Executive of the Year for Diversified Services. He also won Bronze Stevie awards for Executive of the Year for Insurance, Executive of the Year for Financial Services, Maverick of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year for Financial Services.

“Winning these prestigious global awards brings us much pride and honor as we have always reveled in the quality of our products and the programs we implement. These awards will continue to motivate us to further introduce innovative products and services towards achieving our ultimate goal of financial inclusion for the country,” Lhuillier said.

This is the fourth straight year that Lhuillier was recognized by the international award-giving body, considered the world’s most coveted prize in the world of business and entrepreneurship. This is also the first time the Lifetime Achievement award was introduced as a category making Lhuillier the first ever winner of the prestigious award.

Aside from Lhuillier, PJ Lhuillier, Inc. (PJLI) ranked 4th among the 74 nations who joined the awards and is the only Filipino company to have made it onto the top 10, where the company received the Grand Stevie Trophy during the 2018 International Business Awards Gala held in London, England. PJLI is the organization behind the country’s largest microfinancial institution, Cebuana Lhuillier. Cebuana Lhuillier also won the People’s Choice trophy – rising above 3,900 nominations from organizations of all types, across 74 nations.

PJLI received the Gold Stevies award for Company of the Year for Diversified Services – Large, Company of the Year for Financial Services – Large, and Company of the Year for Insurance – Large and snagged the Bronze Stevie for Most Innovative Company of the Year with 2,500 or more employees.

The Company’s 30th Anniversary campaign won the Bronze Stevie as well for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Internal Communications while the company’s Disaster Resilience advocacy program was awarded with the Bronze Stevie awards for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - in Asia

The International Business Awards is the world's premier business awards created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Golden Bridge Awards, on the other hand, is an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes from all over the world.





Bounty Agri Ventures Inc. (BAVI) employees recently took part in the BrigadaEskwela program of the Department of Education. The nationwide program encourages organizations to donate and lend a helping hand towards refurbishing public elementary and high school classrooms and facilities in time for the opening of classes.

At the Punta Integrated School in Calamba City, BAVI volunteers, led by president and general manager Ronald Mascariñas, partnered with parents of the students and other stakeholders in repainting the classrooms’ walls, ceilings, chairs and tables. The company behind the famous Chooks-to-Go oven-roasted chicken brand also donated gallons of paint and painting equipment.


We at BAVI are committed to help provide needy schools with classrooms that are conducive to learning. We believe that this will inspire our young students to study more, learn new things, including love for country, towards becoming the best that they can be,” Mascariñas said.

In Butuan City, more than a dozen BAVI volunteers also helped repaint the Taligaman Central Elementary School and Ampayon Central Elementary School using paint donated by the company.


BAVI also provided funds to the Amado V. Hernandez Elementary School in Tondo, Manila and the Balatong B Elementary School in Pulilan, Bulacan to support their activities during BrigadaEskwela which is also known as National Schools Maintenance Week.





SINGAPORE, Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) is once again set to give locals and tourists a vibrant retail experience that integrates fashion, entertainment, lifestyle design, technology, and art!

What started as a historic event 25 years ago, GSS: Experience Singapore will take place between June 21 and July 28, 2019. This year, SRA is spicing things up even more to give today’s experience-seeking shoppers a retail therapy like no other. As part of the six week-long event, GSS: Experience Singapore will run shopping sprees such as ‘TGIF!’, which will be held every Friday, where exciting sales and discounts await your pockets.


On 7.7 (July 7), save an additional 7% on GST as you shop in several participating outlets. GoSpree Members can also enjoy value-for-money deals as they enjoy exclusive offers. All these will be on top of the many promotions and unique passes that will run island-wide during the 38-day long GSS: Experience Singapore.

Aside from the mega sales and discounts, attendees can also participate in various stage events that will take place at Orchard Road and Kampong Gelam.

Join the festivities at the GSS: Experience Singapore kick-off event on June 21, Friday, at 3pm - 5:30pmPrepare to be amazed by the Orchard Road Fashion Scramble, as they conduct a fashion show transforming the whole avenue into an interactive runway for dancers and models. It will showcase an exciting array of designs from both local and foreign designers, including bespoke creations by student talents and leading international fashion houses.

The Great Singapore Street Pop Up​ will launch simultaneously with the Orchard Road Fashion Scramble. This will line the shopping belt from Ion Orchard to Robinsons The Heeren, bringing exciting retail offers. The Grange Road Carpark will also be set up to take guests to a delightful culinary tour for 10 days from June 21 to 30.

Look out for more other experiences happening at the Orchard Road such as The Great Singapore Stories, which will feature films and music concerts made by local artists, and The Great Furniture Showcase, which will present limited-edition designs by studios like 11H, Creativeans, and OON, among others.

Discover local delights at Kampong Gelam

Kampong Gelam, known for its rich heritage, will showcase a myriad of activities from​ July 5 to 14. Attendees can immerse themselves in multi-sensory journeys such as the OKG Precinct Tours ‘Sultan of Spice’, snag some unique lifestyle products at the OKG Home & Lifestyle Bazaar, and search for vintage pieces at the OKG Car Boot Sale.

Guests can unwind with music and learn more about the rich heritage of Kampong Gelam by tuning in to the cultural talks at Souq @ OKG on July 5 to 7.

Aside from big discounts, fashion junkies are also in for a fun treat on July 6, as they witness models sashay down the runway wearing fabrics along the stores of the iconic Arab Street.

SRA, in a bid to nurture the next generation of retail experts, has spearheaded a new initiative called Windows ALIVE! This new scheme supports local creative students, allowing them to apply classroom learning to real life situations. Their creative works will be featured on the shop fronts of participating retailers such as Echo of Nature,Playdress, and The Commune Life. The general public will get a chance to pose with the installments and win shopping vouchers when they upload photos on Instagram.

GSS: Experience Singapore is supported by Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

Retailers keen to participate in GSS: Experience Singapore can sign up at https://gss.sra.org.sg/.





Since 2014, associates from Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) Bacolod have been volunteering in the BrigadaEskwela program of the Department of Education, helping repair and prepare public elementary and high school classrooms and other facilities before the opening of classes to help make sure that they åre ready for the students upon the start of the school year.

This year, in Bacolod City, over 50Coca-Cola Bacolod associates trooped to the Antonio L. Jayme Elementary School in Barangay Mansilingan and volunteered to clean and paint its facilities, including the main gate, entrance pathway, and school façade.


“Coca-Cola has been part of Bacolod for more than 70 years, and we have always been invested in helping take care of the community that we’ve always called home,” said Bernard Engada, Coca-Cola Bacolod plant manager. “And with volunteerism as a fundamental part of our culture in Coca-Cola, we actively involve ourselves with efforts such as BrigadaEskwela,”

Engada adds, “We are always looking forward to activities that give us opportunities to show our support for Bacolod. We are proud that community engagement programs that enable us to do sustainability initiatives, like Brigada, are an integral part of who we are as Coca-Cola. For our BrigadaEskwela efforts this year, we hope that we have been able to help over 2,900 students enjoy a more conducive environment for learning.”


Throughout the Coca-Cola system, thousands of CCBPI associates nationwide actively volunteer their time and resources to positively contribute to programs and projects on education, health, and livelihood, and environment conservation.

As a company, CCBPI ensures that it leaves a lasting positive impact in its host-communities, as it works toward continuously strengthening partnerships with all stakeholders through environmentally- and socially-conscious policies.




There’s no better time than now to start making holiday adventures and weekend getaways happen. For any Juan who has been waiting all year for a sign to travel, GetGo’s latest #GetGoTheDistance: Points Boost Promo will have you marking your calendars with plans to visit your dream destinations.
With the #GetGoTheDistance: Points Boost Promo, GetGo is not only turning everyday activities more rewarding with points to fly for free, but also more exciting with a chance to turn purchases to flight tickets. From now up to August 31, 2019, points earning transactions will earn members a chance to be one of the 25 lucky winners of up to 300,000 bonus GetGo points. 
Joining the promo is easy! Existing members who will shop, dine, and fuel up with GetGo’s lifestyle partners, or even book flights with Cebu Pacific will receive raffle entries based on actual points credited during the promo period, following the conversion rate and turnaround time of the program partner.
Meanwhile, new GetGo members who will earn points for the first time can enjoy twice the raffle entries on their first points earning transaction. So that’s 2 raffle entries for every 1 GetGo point earned from every transaction, giving new members a taste of the exciting GetGo lifestyle.
The higher the points earned, the higher the bonus points that may be awarded to participating members following this prize scheme:  
Number of points earned
Prize
1 – 500 points
5 winners of 50,000 Bonus Points
501 – 1,000
5 winners of 75,000 Bonus Points
1,001 – 5,000
5 winners of 100,000 Bonus Points
5,001 – 10,000
5 winners of 150,000 Bonus Points
10,000 and up
5 winners of 300,000 Bonus Points

Aside from earning points through partners and Cebu Pacific flights, members can also use their CEB GetGo Visa Cards to receive points from daily purchase. Every successful swipe of CEB GetGo Prepaid, Debit, Credit, and Platinum Credit Cards with GetGo’s program partners will earn more points, giving more raffle entries for a chance to win massive GetGo points boost!
With this much GetGo points, you can treat yourself to that solo trip you’ve always wanted or you can surprise your family and friends with an unexpected getaway to the most beautiful places in Asia and around the world. Already bought your Cebu Pacific ticket? No worries, you can also use your GetGo points for add-ons such as baggage allowance, pre-ordered meals, and even seat selector so you can enjoy a more comfortable flight experience.
Hurry and start earning points with GetGo’s lifestyle partners and you might just get that much-needed boost to make your travel goals come true! Promo runs until August 31, 2019. Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 10737 Series of 2019.
For more information on promo mechanics, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Never miss out on exclusive member offers and the latest news on partner promos by subscribing to GetGo email alerts. Just log in to your account, go to ‘Profile’, select ‘Preferences’, click ‘My Settings’, and choose ‘Count Me In’. You can also like and follow GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




Travel, dine, shop, and earn points with ease with the CEB GetGo Prepaid Card—your everyday multi-tool.

GetGo continues to enable more Filipinos to enjoy a lifestyle of fun and free travels with the new CEB GetGo Prepaid Card. It is Cebu Pacific’s first flights points-earning prepaidcard with convenient multi-tool functions for everyday activities. It also offers a free version – the CEB GetGo Virtual Prepaid Card which can be conveniently reloaded and used for online purchases.

Shop, dine, and earn points wherever you travel
Powered by Visa, the CEB GetGo Prepaid Card lets frequent travelers enjoy cashless payments on their local and international trips. There’s no need to carry physical cash or visit banks and foreign exchange stores as the new prepaid card also acts as a multi-currency travel wallet that carries nine currencies, including Philippine Peso, United States Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Japanese Yen, and Euro, among others. As long as you have balance in your CEB GetGo Prepaid Card, you can just simply swipe the card in your selected currency. Every P100 spend automatically earns 1 GetGo Point.



Load up and swipe to shop 
For those who are not yet familiar with how a prepaid card works, it functions the same way as debit and credit cards, except you don’t have to open a bank account. Cardholders can replenish their balance in UnionBank branches, Robinsons Department Stores,and TouchPay kiosks in Mercury Drug stores, Ayala Malls, Sky Cable branches, and Shell, Petron, and Total service stations nationwide. Once loaded with enough balance, the CEB GetGo Prepaid Card can be used for daily transactions such as grocery shopping, dining, fueling up, and buying cinema tickets which can all earn GetGo Points for free flights!



Get your card in three easy steps
Applicants are guaranteed to have their CEB GetGo Prepaid Card through these quick and simple steps.

Prepaid Card
Prepaid Virtual
  1. Buy Card from Family Mart, Robinsons Business Centers, Unionbank branches, or Cebu Pacific ticketing offices for P150.00
  2. Download the GetGo Pay mobile app
  3. Fill in your details and register card
  4. Load up, shop, and start earning GetGo Points
  1. Download the GetGo Pay mobile app
  2. Fill in your details to sign up
  3. Load up, shop, and start earning GetGo Points

You have to decide which card complements your lifestyle most - if you frequently shop online or through mobile apps, then apply for a CEB GetGo Virtual Prepaid Card, but if you want to do more than online transactions, then the CEB GetGo Prepaid Card is for you.

Interested cardholders who are not yet GetGo members will automatically be enrolled to the lifestyle rewards program when they apply for the CEB GetGo Prepaid Card. This means that more than getting the benefits of cashless and hassle-free transactions, they can also earn GetGo points which they can use to fly for free with Cebu Pacific. Exclusive member perks such as early alerts to seat sales and promos, exclusive access to airline sales, and 10% discount on redemption for Cebu Pacific flights, are also part of the benefits of having the CEB GetGo Prepaid Card. This surely is something you shouldn’t miss!
Starting July 3, those who will sign up for a CEB GetGo Prepaid Card or CEB GetGo Virtual Prepaid Card and load their card with a minimum of P500 for the first time, will get an instant 150 Bonus GetGo Points credited to their accounts. With this much points, you can boost your earnings for more free flights! Promo runs until July 31, 2019.Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 10852, Series of 2019.
For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Never miss out on exclusive member offers and the latest news on partner promos by subscribing to GetGo email alerts. Just log in to your account, go to ‘Profile’, select ‘Preferences’, click ‘My Settings’, and choose ‘Count Me In’. You can also like and follow GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




Always ready to lend a helping hand to mothers, Mega Prime held the third installment of its highly anticipated Prime Mom Club Workshop last April 13th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong. The workshop showcased Mega Prime's strong commitment to be a steady partner of moms, inside and outside the kitchen.

The third Prime Mom Club workshop aimed to let moms hear about other moms' experiences on how they make activities extra fun and educational for their children. We, the participants, were treated to a cooking demo, trial workshops, and fun talks by Prime Mom Club's panel of mom experts.



Joining the panel facilitated by pre-school teacher and personality Celine Cornejo are bloggers and businesswomen Ginger Arboleda and Denise Rayala, and celebrity Chef Rosebud Benitez-Velasco. Mega Prime's invited panelists came from different backgrounds and have different interests, but are all passionate about being mothers. The panelists shared tips on how to find fun and educational activities that families can enjoy. They also talked about their favorite recipes to whip up for their families.

The talks were followed by a short workshop for the moms, first about the importance of playing in the development of children facilitated by Teacher Celine, a preschool teacher and kiddie events host. Her advocacy is to teach learning through play to parents and kids, which she demonstrated through an interactive storytelling session and a music and movement activity.



After the insightful sessions, an interactive cooking workshop by the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) gave us the opportunity to bond and learn how to prepare recipes with the kids. During this activity, we learned how to make Overnight Oats and Mocha Jelly with Mega Prime's products, namely the Tropical Fruit Cocktail and Nata de Coco variety using kitchenware from the official partner, Masflex.




To make this activity possible, Mega Prime also partnered with companies that share a passion for helping moms.




Priceless moments were captured by NicePrint photographers that roamed around the venue and took beautiful photos of us as we bonded with our kids over the activities prepared by Mega Prime.


Prime Mom Club is a growing community that aims to help us, moms by enabling us with tips and delicious recipes using Mega Prime's products, all made of premium ingredients that transform everyday dishes into unforgettable meals.

A product of Mega Global Corporation, Mega Prime has been a steady partner of mothers and homemakers over the years. A testament to the company's goal of providing Filipinos with innovative, high-quality and value-for-money products, Mega Prime offers easy-open canned vegetables such as Whole Mushrooms, Pieces and Stems Mushrooms, Whole Kernel Corn, Cream-Style Corn, Green Peas, Garbanzos, and canned fruits and sweet preserves to the lives of Filipinos. To make meals even better, their newest products include the Mega Prime Choices which includes Vermicelli Noodles, Oyster Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce. Each can contains carefully selected high quality ingredients that are processed to preserve the authenticity of their taste and flavor.


You too can join the Mega Prime Mom Club and be treated to a wide range of privileges, including access to Mega Prime exclusive events featuring experts, member-exclusive newsletters, rewards and special gift items and products from Mega Prime. Visit https://primemomclub.com/sign-up/ to sign up. For more information and updates, like and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
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