Friday, July 29, 2016

MediCard receives Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand award

MediCard, a leading health maintenance organization (HMO) provider, has been given the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2016 Gold award in the Health Card category. Now on its 18th year, the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards commends products and services most trusted by Filipinos.
Brands were chosen by consumers and were rated on the following attributes: trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovation and social responsibility.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award because it reflects the trust given to us by consumers. MediCard takes pride of its highly competent and well-trained doctors and medical professionals who can help and present solutions for the health and
wellness of their patients,” said Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines.
MediCard offers services such as preventive health care, hospital confinement, out-patient care, emergency care, members’ financial assistance and dental care.
It also has numerous free-standing clinics and satellite clinics nationwide, bringing the best and accessible medical care to its members.
To help its patients practice a healthy lifestyle, MediCard also has the MediCard Lifestyle Center which is designed to offer effective solutions for wellness.
With the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2016 Gold award reinforcing MediCard’s accomplishments, MediCard continues its commitment to bringing trustworthy and excellent healthcare services to Filipinos

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

​Welcome to Victoria Court... Where love always wins.

July 13, 2016, marked another milestone for Victoria Court - the first ever "BED CON" (Presscon in BED) with their uber sexy power couple Troy Montero and Aubrey Miles. The Renewal, theme for the night, expresses not just the continuation of the strong relationship of Victoria Court and the entertainment world's sweetest couple but also the reminder that all kinds of love are welcome with open arms.
To emphasize that love always wins at Victoria Court, Managing Director Angelina Mead King and her gorgeous wife Joey Mead King surprised the crowd as they walked thru the electronic doors of the Space Wars Party Suite at Victoria Court Canley, showing their support and love for their good friends and their advocacy.
It was an amazing night - sci-fi ambiance, chill music, comfortable chit-chat and literally "out of this world" food. Since Victoria Court is known for their thematic parties, they created a very intergalactic menu. Examples are the Dark Side Burgers, Master's Tofu and the crowd favorite - "A-TAY fighters", Liver wrapped in bacon and sandwiched between 2 purple nacho chips. Very creative and innovative, a complete experience created to tickle all the senses - sight, sound and taste.
Some of the industry's top news and entertainment personalities were there to show their support. Partying with the ambassadors were Nelson Canlas, MJ Marfori, Oscar Oida, Camille Abadicio and Ian Galluigez, that's just to name a few.
Overall, the Celebrity Ambassador launch was more than just a renewal of a contract, it was more than just a usual event, it was a statement. Victoria Court's message is loud and clear - We welcome all kinds of love with open arms.
Love is Love. One love... Only at Victoria Court.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

#ClaritinAllergy101 Session with Iya Villania-Arellano

– Awareness against allergies is the first way to defeat them and to stop them from limiting what you can do. In this effort, Claritin hosted the #ClaritinAllergy101 Session with Claritin Ambassador Iya Villania-Arellano at Cafe Naya at The Palace, BGC.

Host Paolo Abrera kicked off the agenda as he introduced Mr. Emmanuel Cruz, Claritin Brand Manager to talk about the need to know more about our allergies and how Claritin can help fight them. The next speaker was Dr. Lyra Yamat, Bayer Consumer Health Medical Advisor, who gave a more in-depth talk on allergies. She busted a few myths about allergies, talked about their real causes, and discussed how to stop their annoying effects such as sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes, all with a good and effective antihistamine.

Mr. Cruz took the stage once again to discuss how Claritin, the world’s number one anti-allergy medicine 1, continues its plight in fighting common allergies so that everyone can enjoy life’s adventures, both indoors and outdoors. “What makes Claritin the best choice is its heritage and track record for the past 25 years that gives the brand an edge and a deeper understanding of the allergy sufferer. Simply put, no one knows how to treat allergies better than Claritin,” Mr. Cruz mentioned.

He then introduced the star of the show, Iya Villania-Arellano. As a host, commercial model, wife, fitness buff, and soon-to-be mother, she’s filled with activities the whole day. On top of everything, she has to deal with a lot of allergies. She shared how allergies have always affected her growing up. “I was long hindered by dust, dander, and pollen. Even recently, I have been allergic with my husband’s cat,” she said. However, she added that because she’s always motivated to push herself to her limits, she doesn’t let anything stop her. Good thing she always has Claritin to rely on and to keep her functioning at her best. Now she’s no longer scared of her allergies. “Thank goodness for Claritin!” she said. 

Iya went on to talk about how Claritin has been her most trusted anti-allergy brand ever since she was a kid growing up in Australia. Nowadays, she trusts Claritin to help her get through all her exercises and duties without worrying about allergies. “Nothing can stop me now and I don’t let anything do so,” she shared. Iya also shared how Claritin RediTabs, with its Peel-and-Pop packaging and instant effect, helped her husband during an allergy attack while driving. “He couldn’t believe that it was so easy to use. It was so effective!”

#ClaritinAllergy101 put to light everything we need to know about allergies and how Claritin never fails to address them. With its proven effect, safe formulation, and user-friendly packaging, it’s no wonder it’s the world’s leading anti-allergy medicine. Trust the expert on allergies. Take Claritin.

The session ended with a pocket garden making activity, done allergy-free with the help of Claritin.

1 Based on IMS R4B MAT October 2015 database