NOVUHAIR and Winning the Battle against Hair Loss

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Without you knowing or noticing it, your hair could be dying on you.

The daily grind can take its toll. Workload, traffic, stress, even sleep deprivation are inescapable realities. Indeed, it is difficult to look good or even decent with everything that needs to be done day in and out, but looking good on the outside might mean an ammunition of beauty products mostly made from harmful chemicals.

Never just go with the flow. Change your strategy and let NOVUHAIR show you the way, as it is nature’s answer to hair loss. All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways. Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR. You can never go wrong with au naturale!

Abby Asistio won her battle; win yours too!

Now, you can optimize your NOVUHAIR experience with NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack (topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner) and enjoy an extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusive at participating Watsons stores nationwide!

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  • SM Davao Mall 1

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The Evolving RunRio Trilogy in 2018

I was among the fortunate ones to have been around the first RUNRIO Trilogy in 2010. Races like these were not to be missed because 1) they form part of your tune-up races for marathons 2) they give you great competition from the best runners in the land and 3) they epitomized what a big race is yet give you personalized treatment. Of course a bonus treat was always, always getting a chance to see Coach Rio dela Cruz. Not only did he create RUNRIO Trilogy, he was the guy who started the Afroman-distance of 32K, hence became his monicker, the Afroman.

The spike in public interest for races resulted in more events, some less focussed on the athletics side and more bent on luring participants for the recreational side which is not at all too bad, except that someone had to keep the competition alive. Thus we ran witness to the evolution of the RUNRIO Trilogy — from the actual race routes, the size, design and quality of race uniforms and even content in lootbags and winner prizes. I think RUNRIO also pioneered in the so-called “united” or puzzle medals (3 medals that, when collected, will form one bigger medallion) and also tried to experiment on a super-sized “platito” medal in 2012-2014, when 42K marathon distance was already included in the loop.

2012 medal
the 2012 platito medal but you actually needed 4 races to complete the united set
2017 trilogy medals each looked good as stand-alone…but together, they volted i like magic!


trying on the 2018 RunRio Trilogy medals, may renaissance effect talaga!

Personally, I felt that last year was a renaissance of the athletic side of RUNRIO, that image and reputation of being premier in:

  • delivery of world-class routes and race execution
  • social responsibility by partnering with great advocacies
  • providing highest quality of running gears and medals
  • showing appreciation to customers and patrons with post-race awarding

And so, the question that begged to be asked: What’s in store for RUNRIO Trilogy in 2018? With a twinkle in the eye as if taunting, RUNRIO President and CEO Coach Rio quipped, ““This year promises to be exciting for us and for all those who want to join our runs…Running enthusiasts can look forward to the 2018 RUNRIO Trilogy not only as an avenue to push their limits but also to spend quality time with friends and family.”

Participants can also look forward to more exciting running activities in store for everyone. First is the 5k Family Run. For this race, teams must consist of two adults and two kids. Each kid must be 15 years or below to qualify. The 5k Barkada Run, on the other hand, is open to four adults each of whom must be 16 years of age or older. There is also the 10k Buddy Run which, is also for participants 16 years old and above.

As an added incentive for runners, participants who register in groups are entitled to a substantial discount on the registration fees.

But at the heart of RUNRIO TRILOGY will always be the pay-forward, post-race, culminating activities where super-achievers are honored and the fulfillment of raising funds are highlighted upstage.


Manila, Philippines – February 7, 2018 – RUNRIO Events, Inc., the country’s premier organizer of running events, recently held the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Okada Manila in Pasay City.

The main highlight of the event is the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards. This is intended to recognize the last year’s runners who completed the 2017 RUNRIO Trilogy Series where they completed the three-leg race series namely, 21k, 32k, and 42k that happened last June 25August 31 and October 1, respectively. The awards will not only recognize the participants but will also honor the fastest and the oldest finishers. All awardees will receive a limited edition medal hanger.

“The RUNRIO Trilogy Awards is our way of showing our appreciation to all those who participated and gave everything they’ve got fueled by their #HeartToFinish strong,” said Andrew Neri, RUNRIO Events, Inc. Managing Partner.

Moreover, the evening will also be an opportunity for RUNRIO to present YesPinoy Foundation with a PhP500,000.00 donation. Founded in 2009, the foundation in partnership with Taclob, produces emergency bags made by survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. The aim is to provide hooded cloak backpacks with emergency kits and learner’s materials to young people in vulnerable public schools particularly those in areas affected by Typhoons.

The Trio at the Prescon: YesPinoy – Coach Rio – RunRio Andrew Neri welcoming media to 2018 RunRio Trilogy

Aside from the Trilogy Awards, RUNRIO also announced the scheduled of races for 2018 as the RUNRIO Trilogy Race Series expands its presence in Cebu. This year, the first leg of the race series will be held on March 4 in Cebu and on March 18 in Manila. The second leg will be in Cebu this time on May 6 and again in Manila on June 3. The last leg will be on August 19 and again on September 23 in Cebu and Manila, respectively.

The RUNRIO Trilogy was made possible by its other partners, namely, Gatorade, Maynilad, Garmin, SM Mall of Asia, Nyxsys, Inside Manila, Fitbar, KitKat, Efes, Nizoral, Salonpas, and Milcu Deodorant Powder.

For more information on the registration fees and the online registration schedule, visit


Thus will kick-off another exciting RUNRIO TRILOGY this year and the continuance of its commitment to give runners the #HeartToFinish.


Zero Waste Month and the 4th Eco-Waste Management Summit

Thirteen years of Ra 9003 and 4 years of Zero Waste Month is a partnership built to last; only because of continuing need to be environmentally responsible extends even beyond our lifetimes. Hence the 4th Eco -Waste Management Summit, with its theme “Strengthening Cooperation and Partnerships On Ecological Solid Waste Management for the Present and Future Generations”, will be held on January 25-27, 2018 at the ABC-CBN Vertis Tent, Quezon City.

As in the past, the event will be spearheaded by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Natural Resources (DENR). The department is tasked to further enhance public awareness and understanding of environmental issues and concerns and focus on practical know-how for effective solid waste management at  source (i.e., waste segregation, composting and recycling).

This year’s summit brings together a myriad of stakeholders all of which contribute to the teamwork required to create a future where citizens enjoy clean air and an environment secure from natural calamities. Nothing short of wanting to save the planet, the Pinoy edition, the summit presents an interactive program to inspire participants to spread the information and take action.

The 3-day event not just includes seminars and talks on current issues, legislation and innovations but participants will get treated to a a technological expo of products and services on eco-waste management.

the bambike was a hit during the summit as it was used by EMB to start off the ceremony instead of the usual ribbon-cutting

Some highlights…

Quezon City was among the pioneers at enforcing eco-waste management reforms at the municipality level, hence, no less than Honorable Mayor Herbert Bautista, took the center stage and thanked the public-at-large for believing in a green QC.


Keynote speaker, chairperson of Senate Committee on Environment & Natural Resources, Cynthia Villar pressed on with the importance of developing livelihood programs as well as INDIVIDUAL or personal stewardship as major factors in sustaining shared responsibilities across different levels of society.


Speaking on behalf of DENR and the EMB, Secretary Roy Cimatu emphasized waging its war on ecological wastes particularly in our waters. But equally important is how eco-waste management must be addressed at the multi-sectoral levels hence the call out and acknowledgement to entities like the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) the Department of Health (DOH) and different LGUs and the DOH, for a few.

Long after the expo is realized, DENR’s Cimatu takes to heart and fruition its mission to not only raise more awareness but beef up efforts in solving the ever-increasing problems of garbage and pollution especially in urban areas.

We are called on then to take that shared accountability as law-abiding citizens and earthlings – an oath that we make to our children and children’s children – to work for zero waste management and save our future.


The OFW Home Run 2018 …atpb!

Truly, PEOPLE are the greatest assets of a nation, especially its pool of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers). No better way to honor and celebrate them than to always welcome them back to base, to be with their families and friends.

The Filipino Initiated Livelihood Organization Credit and Savings Cooperative (FILO COOP) and EVX Marketing invites you to take part in the biggest, and most anticipated event of the year, “The OFW Home Run”, to be held on March 17-18, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Open Grounds.

The actual fun run will be staged on Day 2 March 18  .  The race is expected to draw in more than 20,000 people from in and outside the OFW organizations and its industry, putting their stamina to the test in the 3k, 5k and 10k distance categories. These races will be open to runners aged 13 years old and above, while the kiddie 500m dash competitions will be for age groups 7-9 and 10-12 will be held for the younger attendees.






The entire event covers 2-days of fun and exciting activities designed to draw out even the general public to join and be counted.


The trade show will showcase the indigenous products of our OFW friends who decided to venture into business in the Philippines and other products as well as investment and franchising opportunity for OFW’s looking for our additional income stream in this time of the year where everybody is into giving and sharing.

Moreover, the job fair will help open opportunities of employment inside and outside the country with the cooperation of companies and agencies trusted by Department of Labor and Employment and its jurisdiction.

To make the event a festive experience for the attendees, an early summer mini -concert will be staged on March 17, Saturday evening, where our OFWs will be serenaded by artists from the entertainment industry.

The activity will also aim to foster and fund projects and programs for the reintegration program for our OFWs who lost their jobs and want to start anew in the Philippines by giving them livelihood programs and initial capital to start a small business.

For more information, please visit their site :

Let us support organizations which support OFWs make the shift from workers to nation-builders!

Keeping the Tradition Alive: 2018 Family Stallion Run

It’s been ages since I last run a Stallion Run. Back in 2011, I recall having finished a 21K that saturated almost the roads of the Greenhills Shopping Center, took a U-turn at EDSA-Ortigas junction and attacked the lung-busting hills of San Juan. This 2011 edition was organized by the Xavier Batch 1986 to commemorate Xavier School’s 55th anniversary, and the Silver Jubilee of that batch. I made a mental note of the fact that the run was very well attended by its own student body and their families. I’m sure Xavier alumni also supported the event, gauging from the numerous sponsor logos on the tarps.

Initially called the Xavier School Runathon (Fun Run and Marathon), the project has since carried the name Xavier Family Stallion Run to date, and is held every Third Sunday of January.  The event continues to be a collaboration of the entire Xavier School Community with XSPA, AAXS and Xavier Batch 1986 taking the lead.  For the 2018 event, Xavier School Class 1994 has joined the organizing committee to provide more support and also gear-up for their Silver Jubilee in 2019.

The Family Stallion Run on January 21, 2018

The race is open to runners of all ages and running experience.  Prominent personalities will also grace the event as Stallion Run has become one of the most sought after events in the school calendar that puts a premium on Health and Fitness.  Expect to see a lot of Xavierians as the event will serve as a great venue for the students to bond with their parents, siblings, relatives, and friends.

For this year, you may choose among 4 categories – 1k, 3k, 5k, and 10k.  Through the years, the 1k category was included to encourage more participation from the Nursery/Kinder students, and the venue moved back to around Xavier School and Greenhills West for posterity’s sake.

Aside from the event shirt and a loot bag of freebies, participants also get a finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line.  Get into competitive mode and be among the fastest and you get a winner-medal for bragging rights.

The Finisher Medal
The Event Shirt

Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute – ERDA Tech is the beneficiary of the Stallion Run and the event advocates good health and exercise via walking and running. In addition, these are simple yet effective clean-and- green alternatives to the traffic and parking situation around Greenhills.

 To register, please visit the XSPA Office in the Xavier School San Juan Administration Building.

The organizers are grateful to its roster of supportive partners and sponsors:

silver sponsorsgold sponsorsplatinum sponsors

 For other details and inquiries, please visit or email us at

And the tradition lives on because the light always shines!

“LUCEAT LUX! Let your light shine!”

Formula for Immunity + The Looks = CONZACE

Even the best of our TV and movie stars can fade away fast, prematurely, if they do not take care of their health and complete well-being.  Because like it or not, acting is such a demanding job that requires long hours in unfavorable weather conditions and thriving in stressful situations – than the average guy.

Take veteran actor Ian Veneracion, now 42. We can’t get enough of this hunk and that only means sleepless days and nights under the klieg lights as when he portrayed Engineer Antonio “Anton” Noble IV as the he dashing, separated with three kids guy who falls in love with another broken soul. And of course before, as Eduardo Buenavista in the 2015 remake of ‘Pangako Sa Yo,’ the role that regained Veneracion’s fame and his career to leading man stature.

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And then there’s that totally different side of Veneracion that is separate from showbusiness. Apart from being an actor, he is also a painter, an athlete, a pilot, a chef, and a family man—the last being his favorite role to play.

But to be all that and MORE, Veneracion needs a multivitamins-and-minerals regimen that will help him cope, not just with his busy schedule, but with the different roles that he has to play in life. “I need strong immunity as well as healthy skin and hair, I cannot afford to get sick, and look stressed.”

Ogilvy Unilab Conzace x Ian Veneracion17570_02.pngWhen United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) chose Ian Veneracion  to be the face of its premier multivitamins-and-minerals Conzace, logically he had to be put on the daily Conzace regimen to support his active lifestyle. Hence, Veneracion, by advocating for Conzace, also promotes good health from within (immunity) and out (good looks).

I believe that if you are healthy inside, it just comes out. It reflects physically—in your hair and in your skin. And in the line of job that I am in, it is quite important that I don’t just don’t look good but really be healthy,” Veneracion concludes.

Invest in good health with Conzace

Decades ago, our parents forced carrots on us for a good dose of Vitamin A and only Vitamin C was the supplement-standard long term protection against many diseases. In more recent years, Zinc became such a popular option because of similar therapeutic results in terms of immunity and wound-healing. And then also came trending of Vitamin E as tops in anti-oxidant properties.

We live in the times when, perhaps, no single medicine or food supplement can address building one’s defense against illnesses, hence CONZACE was developed to remove the guesswork and start re-building a better body.

Conzace Product Shot

  • Conzace is the only Multivitamin Brand in the country that has the unique formulation of 25mg Zinc, 5,000 IU Vitamins A, 500mg Vitamin C and 100IU E. This combined formulation provides the highest levels over other multivitamins brand.
  • Conzace’s unique formulation creates a synergistic effect that is clinically proven to provide top Immunity through the following:
    • ZACE help in the production and multiplication of white blood cells, strengthening one’s immunity
    • ZACE helps white blood cells eliminate foreign  microbes including viruses, germs and bacteria which cause sicknesses
    • Each of the ZACE molecules in Conzace contributes in providing healthy skin and hair.
      • Zinc: Assists in proper structure of proteins and cell membranes, improves wound healing
      • Vit A: Maintains normal skin health by reducing bacterial numbers in both the ducts and skin surface
      • Vit C: Helps in Collagen production to improve Skin Regeneration
      • Vit E: Protects tissue from free radicals through its Antioxidant properties

All these attributes result in Conzace being the number 1 prescribed Multivitamins + Mineral brand by General Practitioners and Dermatologists.

So get your immunity and good looks in a single take, as Ian Veneracion does. There is NO OTHER. Conzace.

Conzace Capsule

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Crave Healthy: Cravings Satisfied!

A distinct common experience in pregnancy is an unmistakable craving for certain foods, which may or may not be supportive of the condition of both expectant mom and/or the baby.  In fact, snacking in general is considered unhealthy but preggies do lament that hormones make craving for snacks so unmanageable and stressful!

Thank the heavens we now have Crave Healthy.

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.

It’s NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s DELICIOUS because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.

Hence, preggies can NOW UNITE and have their ultimate food cravings and hunger pangs satisfied, without comprising on their health and the growing life within – with nutritious and delicious Crave Healthy!

It’s available online at, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

Crave Healthy 30g SRP P25.00