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 http://www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

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Crave Healthy 30g SRP P25.00

Garmin® Announces the fēnix® 5 series in the Philippines – Multisport GPS Watches for Fitness, Adventure and Style

Multisports, lifetyle and adventure just got rolled into ONE and it’s a Garmin!

Garmin Philippines recently launched the fēnix 5, fēnix 5S and fēnix 5X, adding three watches designed for athletes and adventurers of all shapes, sizes and competencies, to complement its popular and already well-entrenched line of multisport GPS wearables.

The fēnix 5S is lighter, sleeker and smaller than previous models – perfect for small wrists without sacrificing multisport functionality. The fēnix 5X boasts preloaded wrist-based mapping; and the compact fēnix 5, like other fēnix watches, is feature-packed and ready to take on any adventure with an all-new industrial design.

Common to all of the fēnix 5 models are unbelievably great features to keep the lifestyle as active as your sports or adventure, in Garmin-style:

  • 24/7 wearable with extended battery life

The fēnix 5 can get up to two weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and 24 hours in GPS mode. The fēnix 5X can get up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode. The fēnix 5S can get up to eight days in smartwartch mode and up to 13 hours in GPS mode.4 Users can also take advantage of the UltraTrac™ power saver mode to extend battery life even more.

  • daily activity tracking ¹
  • Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology
  • QuickFit™ bands (switch between stylish leather and metal watch straps to sporty silicone, in seconds and without tools)
  • all 5 models come in a variety of cool colored bands to choose from!
  • Built-in navigation features include a 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter, as well as GPS and GLONASS support to track in more challenging environments than with GPS alone
  • When paired with a compatible smartphone, users can get call, text and email smart notifications right on their wrist. Compatibility with Connect IQ is enhanced so that users can customize their watch with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces

*To take watch faces one step further, fēnix 5 watches are compatible with the Face It app, so users can set their favorite photo as their watch face. Sapphire models are Wi-Fi® Enabled, so users can connect their watch to their home network for automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ when within range.

  • water rated to 100 meters ², and is built to withstand the elements with a stainless-steel bezel, buttons and rear case
  • preloaded with the full multisport toolset for running, hiking, swimming, biking and more
  • More apps and connected features using Garmin Connect

The perfect-fit and advanced fēnix 5S, measuring  a compact 47mm , has a brand new industrial design and has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the wearable technologies category in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA upon its global reveal this year. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

“After years in the wearables market, Garmin knows that athletes and adventurers come in all sizes, which is why we have designed the new line of fēnix 5 watches to fit every wrist and every workout,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “This is the first time Garmin has created a variety of sizes for one product so now users don’t have to choose between getting the features they want and wearing a watch that fits.

But make no mistake that power just comes with size, as Garmin also innovated on the first fenix designed with the female adventurers in mind. The fēnix 5S is a sleek, smaller sized watch that packs so much power-punch! At 42mm, fēnix 5S is small yet comfortable for petite wrists, without compromising any multisport features. Both stylish and functional, fēnix 5S is available in silver with either a white, turquoise or black silicone band with a mineral glass lens.

The fēnix 5S Sapphire has a scratch-resistant sapphire lens and is available in black with a black band, or champagne with a water resistant gray suede band or champagne with a metal band. The fēnix 5S Sapphire units also come with an extra silicone QuickFit band.

The Fenix 5X and the ULTIMATE outdoor experience!

Preloaded with TOPO Asia Pacific mapping, routable cycling maps and other navigation features like Round Trip Run and Round Trip Ride, the ruggedly elegant fēnix 5X measures at only 51mm. With these features, users can enter how far they’d like to run or ride, and their watch will suggest appropriate courses to choose from. Users can also get at-a-glance guidance from their fēnix 5X. During an activity, easy-to-read guidance cues for upcoming turns are displayed as banners on the watch so users are always aware of their route. Additionally, fēnix 5X users can use the Around Me map mode to see different points of interest, waypoints and other map objects within the user’s range to help users be more aware of their surroundings. Users can configure their fēnix 5X to see data overlays on mapping screens, and to see highlight key information without having to switch screens during an activity. The pre- loaded TOPO Asia Pacific maps include detailed maps of the Philippines and other countries in the Asia Pacific region plus over 40,000 golf courses.

Product Availability

Upon launch, the fēnix 5 and fēnix 5S will have a suggested retail price of Php 36,950; the fēnix 5 Sapphire, fēnix 5S Sapphire at Php 39,950 and the fēnix 5X will have a suggested retail price of Php 42,950.

The fenix 5 is already currently available in all Garmin Stores and selected dealers. For those who are interested in fenix 5S or fenix 5X, next month (May) is the target date for its distribution, so better hang on to your pockets — or better yet, pre-order NOW!

Only watches purchased from authorized dealers in the Philippines will include the exclusive 2-Year Garmin Protect Warranty and invite-only programs ran by Garmin Connect Coaches plus 20% discounts from partner institutions like the PACE Pre-hab & Recovery Center.

“Garmin devices are well known to be tough, rugged and of the best quality – but as an added commitment to our customers, we are offering the exclusive 2-Year Garmin Protect Warranty for those who purchased their devices from official resellers in the Philippines. By June this year, Garmin will open its first ever local service and repair facility to be ran and managed by NAVCO so that servicing can be done locally. We hope this will be a good news to many loyal Garmin fans”, said NAVCO president, Ryan Tan.

You know that Garmin’s research and development is rooted from customer needs and feedback. This can be manifested with the availability of the fēnix 5 range as Garmin’s answer to the expanding outdoor segment. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, making the adventure a much personal experience than ever before.

 

References:

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy for more details.

2 See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details.

For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, you may call 0917-8LEADER or (02)-632-9513.  You may also coordinate with our Marketing and Media Relations Head, Nikko Soria at 0917-877-7240, or follow us at facebook.com/garmincenter.

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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and fēnix are registered trademarks, and Garmin Elevate, QuickFit, UltraTrac and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.

About NAVCO

NAVCO is the official distributor and the official marketing and service partner of Garmin International Inc. in the Philippines. NAVCO distributes Garmin products to retail partners, operates Garmin Center stores, and will operate the first Garmin service and repair center in the country. It maintains offices in Ortigas Center, Pasig City and in Cebu City.

NOVUHAIR Salutes the Changed Woman

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Month is a bold step towards encouraging women to be effective leaders and influencers by harnessing on their inner strengths and capabilities. Under the banner, “Be Bold for Change”, this calls for women to step up and take active roles for a more inclusive, gender-equal world.

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NutraMedica’s CEO and President Sheila Mae Velilla

In the local setting, NutraMedica is a healthcare company that supports women and advocates gender equality. In fact, the CEO and President of Nutramedica is a formidable woman herself. Sheila Mae Velilla built the company from scratch, exerting much effort in product development and exemplary business & marketing acumen. We do need MORE women like her in the world!

Such was the background and philosophy of CONTRIBUTING to women empowerment by making NOVUHAIR available in the market. It has consistently been awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country for five consecutive years.

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NOVUHAIR is a BFAD-registered topical scalp lotion that helps prevent our “crowning glory” from falling out.

Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and other natural ingredients.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide.

Nutramedica’s Novuhair empowers the Pinay by improving their appearance thru self-help ideas on social media. This results in confidence that translates to women finding ways and meaning to CONTRIBUTE in nation-building.

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For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

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Founded in 2004, Nutramedica was one of the first companies to market virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the Philippines. Today it is known for its comprehensive range of oral and injectable pharmaceutical lines, food supplements and cosmetic products.

Not just pain but Breakthrough Cancer Pain

One day we wake up to the harsh reality that cancer has become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality everywhere. It is even projected that towards 2030, cancer will become the leading cause of death globally, beating even cardiovascular diseases and other communicable diseases (source: http://www.ceche.org/publications/infocus/fall2007/GlobalDisease.html).

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A friend used the word “commonplace” to describe cancer and I would go further one step to say that we become united as a community to talk about it quite openly, but PAIN is a taboo topic from our lack of knowledge and even patients’ unwillingness to discourse.

They say that the hardest situation in the world is watching a loved one deal with cancer pain, especially the terrible, almost unpredictable flares OVER and ABOVE the usual background (basal) pain. Now I understand why cancer patients can cope on some days  and then all of a sudden, excuse the self from life — reeling through and dealing with breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is something one does NOT share easily.

Breakthrough Cancer Pain : The Media Event, March 7, 2017 at the EDSA Shangrila

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Dr Dolma Santos, Medical Oncologist

In  this recent undertaking that sought to raise awareness on BTcP, a mix of medical oncology and pain management studies where presented by the experts. Dr. Dolma Santos, leading Filipino medical oncolologist presented the prevalance of BTcP in the local setting, wherein an estimated 45,000 Filipinos suffer with this debilitating cancer pain. It was even postulated that the numbers might be conservative due to the Filipino nature of “suffering in silence” rather than make family and friends worry about their condition.

Based on the Cancer facts and Estimates, “…there will be 200,000 (annually) Filipinos who will suffer cancer pain such that pain-alleviating management must be made available now”, quipped Dr. Santos.

 

 

PROF. MICHAEL UBERALL
Prof Michael Uberall

Hence, according to Prof Uberall, the pain and palliative care expert from Germany: Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is a transient exacerbation of pain than occurs either spontaneously, or in relation to a specific predictable or unpredictable trigger, despite relatively stable and adequately controlled background pain. BTcP is characterised by a sudden onset of pain that reaches peak intensity within as little as 3 minutes and lasts for an average of 30 minutes. Patients with cancer have around 4 episodes of BTcP in a day.

 

 

 

Small wonder that BTcP is a common problem among cancer patients with its detrimental impact on quality of life (QoL), including daily functioning, social relationships and overall enjoyment of life – despite the cancer. Furthermore, a number of studies have reported that a large proportion of patients with BTcP feel dissatisfied with their pain control. Thus, there is a need for effective treatments for relief of BTcP as current treatments do not adequately address BTcP.

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The Meranini Medical-Marketing Team with Dr Uberall and Dr Santos

 

 

Now, cancer patients who suffer from Breakthrough Cancer Pain do not have to miss those special moments in their lives. If you or any of your loved ones are suffering from Breakthrough Cancer Pain, please seek consult with either your pain/palliative care specialist or medical oncologist.

Quality of Life means Control Over BTcP

I have heard of a lot of stories from families and friends who were surprised that the cancer patient can be very practical many times over and not opt for chemotherapy or any cytostatic medication anymore.  I recall that the late President Corazon Aquino, despite her having obvious means of getting the best medical care and against the advise of her medical team, simply opted for pain-killers rather than spend for chemotherapy.

While I will never espouse self-medication or question the benefit of chemotherapy, at the end of day, it’s the pain that has to be addressed…to still have some semblance of Quality of Life, especially if the pain is BTcP.

 

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-about Meranini and its philosophy

Menarini Asia-Pacific improves the lives of people in the region by providing them rapid market access to innovative healthcare brands from around the world. We do this through our established global network, strong expertise across key therapeutic areas, proven brand and sales know-how, to insightful experience in all major Asia-Pacific markets. Menarini Asia-Pacific is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Menarini Group. Leveraging the strengths of its global infrastructure, we are able to tap onto extensive global resources and our own unique local customer insights to deliver innovative brands from R&D, through to manufacturing, regulatory approvals and commercialisation.

 

References:

1. Institute for Neurological Science, Nuernberg, Germany – as presented by Prof Michael Uberall in the BTcP Media Event 03.07.17, EDSA Shangrila

Soleus Philippines Sabor Latino 100%: A Dancing Kind of Runners High

I have the impression that most, if not all, runners like or have an inclination towards dancing. It is, after all, the same kind of happy hormones, the same increase in heart rate as you move from simple to more complicated and intense steps, the same blood rushing to the cheeks and same clean sweat glistening out of pores all over one’s body – as one experiences in running.

An important parallel fact is that both running and dancing can be done solo or in groups. But why go solo, when you can enjoy great company in a…dancefest!

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SOLEUS PHILIPPINES GOES SABOR LATINO 100%!

Who can better be at the forefront of dancing and running in a singlet event than Soleus?

Soleus Running Philippines proudly welcomes new addition to the Soleus Family, William Flores, international fitness extraordinaire – to bring that unmistakably Latin flavor to the Soleus Running Dancefest on Feb 4, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia.

Run 5k, 10k or 21k but don’t stop there. Dancing, gyrating, pumping up the adrenaline begins at 6:30AM when the fun will double up.

Make sure you bring those running feet to its “dancingest” best yet.

William_Flores_image01.jpgWilliam Flores is world-renowned for his credentials as an  experienced dancer of ballet, modern dance, jazz, reggaeton, salsa, cumbia, folk dance, merengue and hip hop. This has led to his being an International Zumba® Fitness instructor and a great performer for almost 4 years now.

Bringing Sabor Latino 100% (ciento por ciento) into Philippine soil translates to an energy level in dancing and zumba unprecedented even among zumba events.

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Let running and 100% latino-inspired dancing be your passion for a day that you can’t miss!

For more info and details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/soleus.ph

The Soleus Signature Series: Inspiring and Motivating Runners

kara book.jpgBack in 2009 when I started this journey called running, Olympian and elite marathoner Kara Goucher inspired me most, to get more serious and competitive without getting lost in the things normal women love – family, home, friends, me-time and love-time (not necessarily in that order). I spent hours reading running books and my personal favorite was Kara’s Running for Women : From First Steps to Marathon, ed 2011, simply because I honestly felt she was talking about me and my desire to become a somebody by finishing my first marathon in 2010.

Of course running is not all about idolizing and reading books because it came to pass that I will eventually search for tools that will help me achieve more competitive goals. It’s such a pity that back in those days when GPS watches were unheard of, even the most sophisticated running watch used just internal speedometer to give you a semblance of pace – but everything was priced way about the pay-brackets of newbie runners.

Lucky the runners of this generation that they can have both Soleus Elite Kara and a run-specific GPS watch, at pocket-friendly prices that will surely support theory-to-practice PR goals. Look at how this sleek GPS ONE snugly fits in my wrist and ready to run with me!

 

The recently-launched Soleus Signature Series profiles different levels of the runners in training, who may be on their way to longer distances and faster speeds! ♥

 

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KARA GOUCHER

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Level up your game with this special edition GPS One, designed in collaboration with Soleus Elite, Kara Goucher. This Goucher designed GPS One boasts of  star designed mask and a signature backing.

Get one more kilometer in, set one more PR, take one more run with GPS ONE. One button push gets you started on your run. 8 Hours of GPS battery life and a low profile case design for comfort keep you focused on getting you the Kilometers. Track your distance, pace, speed, and recharge for your next run or marathon. SRP at Php 4950. slide5

NICK SYMMONDS

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Chase your speed demons on the roads and track. This special edition Contender was designed in collaboration with Soleus Elite, Nick Symmonds. The custom watch back features Symmond’s signature and, like it’s namesake, will have you breaking records in no time.

At Soleus, we know your training doesn’t end when you cross the finish line. There’s always another race to win, PR to set, or moment to make. That’s why we created the Contender – For those of us who are always in training. SRP Php 3450.slide11

 ALYSIA MONTANO

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Time-based interval training is a basic training method and this special edition Chicked, designed in collaboration with Soleus Elite, Alysia Montaño, can be your training partner. Channel your inner Flying Flower with the custom watch back featuring Alysia’s signature and silhouette.  SRP Php 2950. slide8

SOLEUS ensures we stay inspired and motivated in training and racing with these signature watch series, available at L Timestudio boutiques, SM, Robinson’s and Landmark Department Stores.

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SOLEUS = INSPIRATION to MOTIVATION = PROGRESS = SUCCESS.

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD #RTWG2016

quotesgram.jpgYou can ignore her, tease her, bypass or try to stop her — but GIRLS, those strong determined type, will always run your life. We used to be called the weaker sex but now we’ve evolved and compensated in so many more ways that the only thing weak about us is still an inhibition towards instant leadership; that, in ways we cannot always understand, is a role that is offered to men first, like a glove.

In a paternalistic world, competing as women is always a backstory of trying times and failure..and that whatever success achieved is always hard-earned and forever-cherished. Remember how these women inspired and motivated us to brave our passion? (http://www.viralnova.com/important-women/)

Oprah Winfrey‘s rag-to-riches to become the first African-American woman billionaire embodies the American Dream and encompasses the Woman of the World ideal.

In 1967, when women were not into sports, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, even if  the (male) race organizers tried to stop her mid-race.

And who could forget Amelia Earhart as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. She attempted a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, but mysteriously disappeared.

From our own backyard, we even have everyday heroines in our midst who prove that our place in the sun is no longer a question of gender. http://wethepvblic.com/9-strong-independent-filipinas-who-inspire-every-day/#.WBcJMfl97IU

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Charo Santos-Concio is an accomplished Filipina media executive, host, occasional actress, television and film producer.

Lea Salonga does everything from acting, coaching and judging on TV, waxing records, to doing movies and plays nowadays. But eternally note-worthy was her phenomenal award-winning role as Kim in the worldwide famous Miss Saigon.

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Ani De Leon-Brown is the most down-to-earth female coach-triathlete in the planet. Marriage, family and motherhood have only paved the way for this podiumer to achieve more and help even others better.

 

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Coach Ani deleon-Brown
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Mish Maravilla for GoBreastFeed.com

A few years ago, Mish Maravilla was a head-turner in races for her beauty and performance. But she made a choice to prioritize family so everything else took a backseat, except being an ambassador-advocate of breastfeeding, after she gave birth to Alessandra Michelle almost two years ago.

 

 

Are you ready to have FUN: Run the World GIRLS 11.20.16

March is International Women’s Month but here’s the final salvo this year, at celebrating womanity in the most fun way! Let’s RUN THE WORLD GIRLS! on November 20, 2016 at Camp Aguinaldo QC.

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Empowered and highly inspired female runners take a shot at wearing a tutu on as they navigate a 7.5KM ot 15KM course.

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Unique also to this race as it is to most women, is our leaning towards a buddy or a bestfriend in life, hence RTWG offers a 15KM Buddy category.

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Highlight of this event, on top of a girl-competitive race, is a RACE EXPO of best-loved products and services and FREEBIES – to give the WOMAN of the house this day to unwind and have a much-deserved treat!

Registration is on-going:

1. IN STORE REGISTRATION: During Mall Hours

Garmin SM Megamall
2nd Floor Atrium
In front of La Lola

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3rd Floor Glorieta 5
beside Gilligans

2. via BANK DEPOSIT (CASH & DATED CHEQUES ONLY):

1. Deposit your registration payment OVER THE COUNTER or through electronic funds transfer to:

A. Bank Name : BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI)
Account Name : RUNDEZVOUS INC
Account Number : CA 2431-0082-14

B. Bank Name : BANCO DE ORO (BDO)
Account Name : PROMAX BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC
Account Number : SA 3501-762-99

Take a photo, scanned copy or screenshot of your deposit slip/transaction and email to girlsloverunning@gmail.com with subject: RTWG (Category) for payment validation.

For more info, please contact Sheryl Q: 0915-1978511 or send a message at our FB Page Run the World Girls.

(Sponsors and Partner Credit in Part 2)

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