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The original skincare cult favorite gets a major update on its 75th year

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The skincare industry is often associated with so-called cult favorites that promise to transform skin for the better. From astringent to zinc oxide, every decade has its own breakthrough product that gains the following of the generation.

Few products have the combination of universality, scientific backing, and top-quality ingredients that make a cult favorite. And even fewer can hold their cult status quite like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, which has remained a staple of beauty magazines and Dermatologists’ prescriptions throughout the decades.

Cetaphil’s signature product was invented in 1947 to address the need for gentle but effective skin cleansing. But word-of-mouth spread beyond the medical community, and in a short time it became the bestseller and household name that it is today.

The secret to Cetaphil’s success was its gentle but effective formula, which has remained essentially the same through the years. But as science progresses, even classics need an update—and Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser is getting one after 75 years.


“The challenges faced by people with sensitive skin constantly change, and are no longer the just same ones that we faced 75 years ago,” says Galderma Philippines Business Unit-Head, Jade Silva-netto Ponoc. “Not only do we have to keep up with these challenges—we have to stay ahead and innovate with the latest science in order to address the five signs of skin sensitivity.”

The science-backed formula in the improved Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser now includes Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which helps strengthen the skin barrier, improve tone and soothe skin; Panthenol (Vitamin B5), which helps increase skin’s hydration while decreasing overall water loss for a more supple appearance and to soothe skin sensitivity; and Glycerin, which draws water into skin to increase and maintain hydration levels. Together, they help address Skin dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and weakened skin barrier—with the same gentle effectiveness that has made Cetaphil popular since the ‘40s.

As a nod to the improved formula, Cetaphil is also rolling out a brand new look for its products, including an updated logo and modern packaging with color-coding for specific skin types.

The improved Cetaphil products are now available at Watsons and Mercury Drug stores starting March 1. You may also visit the Watsons online store It will also be available in the flagship stores of Cetaphil starting March 28 in Shopee and Lazada on March 30. To learn more about current and upcoming Cetaphil products, follow Cetaphil Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, or visit www.cetaphil.com.ph.

New July dates confirmed for ASEAN Gaming Summit 2022

Asia Gaming Brief is pleased to announce that the ASEAN Gaming Summit will now be taking place at the Shangri-La At The Fort in Manila on 25-27 July 2022. 

The in-person conference was originally due to take place at the Shangri-La At The Fort in Manila on March 21-23, 2022, but a unanimous decision was made to push back the event given the disruptions caused by the Omicron variant in Asia.

The new July dates takes into consideration the expected continued reopening of the region’s travel borders and rising vaccination rates in the Philippines.

“The most important aspect of our ASEAN Gaming Summit conference is being able to offer our delegates and sponsors a complete package of networking opportunities and educational content. We believe our new July dates will be able to achieve this whilst providing safety and security for our attendees,” said Felix Ng, conference director of the ASEAN Gaming Summit. 

“Our conference has always been about fostering new and old business connections within the Asian gaming industry… and after two years of not being able to run an in-person gathering of gaming executives, we’re really excited to be able to work on it again this year.”

Registration for the ASEAN Gaming Summit is now live on http://www.aseangaming.com. Conference passes are charged at a flat rate of $2,395 per attendee (though group discounts are available). Asia Gaming Brief will continue to provide a Covid-19 ticket refund guarantee.

Home-cooked Goodness Made Easywith Magnolia Chicken Timplados

Sarap ng home-style goodness with Magnolia Chicken Ready-to-Cook Timplados.

  • Selyado Sigurado – Packed at Magnolia chicken plants to ensure safety and quality.
  • High in Protein – To help boost immunity.
  • Pre-marinated and Ready-to-Cook in less than 30 minutes – Pre-marinated and packed at its peak of freshness, for a delicious and healthy meal in less than 30 minutes.
  • Delicious Hoemstyle Goodness – Delicious ready-to-cook homestyle meals that your family will surely enjoy.
  • Cooking instructions
  • Thaw chicken in the lowest part of the refrigerator overnight.
    Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • When oil is hot enough, coat chicken with breading and deep-fry for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through. Drain excess oil on rack or on paper towels.

Fet Boys is the creation of Chef Kirk Ngo

With just a few days till Christmas Day, there are still a lot of people who don’t know what they can give as a gift. Since a lot of people have learned the art of living with less, the want for material things has waned.

Fret now because we have the perfect gift idea for you. Introducing Fet Boys, the chocolate chip cookie that took the year 2020 by storm. Hailed as the best chocolate chip cookie of 2020 by prominent food blogs, Fet Boys makes the kind of cookies that you need this Christmas.

Fet Boys is the creation of Chef Kirk Ngo. He came home to the Philippines during the pandemic and decided to pursue his dream of launching his chocolate chip cookies which took him 2 years to perfect.

The start of the show is called The Too Much Chocolate Chip Cookie. Made of Belgian Dark Couverture and California Walnuts, these cookies are best eaten with either coffee, milk, juice, or just on their own. The Fet Boys Too Much Chocolate Chip Cookies come in two sizes, the Giant and the regular size.

For the Christmas season and due to demands left and right, Fet Boys has come up with a Christmas box that will allow you to enjoy both the giant size and the regular version in one go. People who don’t like too much sweetness will enjoy this because it’s not too sweet either. The sweetness is just right that even diabetics can eat a piece of this.

Treat yourself for surviving these crazy times or treat someone you love. If you can’t think of what to give this Christmas season, the Fet Boys Too Much Chocolate Chip Cookies is absolutely perfect. Not too sweet, crunchy yet moist, and it gets better as days pass by. Fet Boys is all about good vibes and comfort food and these days, that’s the thing that we most need.

If you would like to experience being hugged by a cookie, , you may message the Fet Boys on their Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/fetboys

Filipino Bloggers Network holds 10th Annual Thanksgiving Party

It was a decade ago when the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its first-ever Thanksgiving Party in a hotel in Quezon City.

This coming December 12, FBN will hold its 10th Annual Thanksgiving Party virtually to reacquaint with fellow members around the country and reminisce 120 months of challenges and cheers; 3,650 days of networking; countless stories and priceless memories.        

Although the gathering will still be online just like last year, FBN members anticipate the annual get-together as an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while, not to mention the chance of winning some exciting prizes from the games and raffle draws. Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.

FBN currently has around 2,000 members across the country and abroad and continues to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members, even those based overseas. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from several brands are co-admins Divine Reyes and Richard Mamuyac and Lariza Garcia. 

This year’s celebration is supported by the following generous sponsors:

BRANDS

PR PARTNRRS

BLOG SPONSORSt

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC SERVANTS:

  1. Rep. Eric Yap, ACT-CIS partylist
  2. Rep. Joey Salceda, 2nd District of Albay
  3. Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento, 1st District of Samar
  4. Rep. Mike Defensor, Anakalusugan partylist
  5. General Guillermo Eleazar
  6. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte
  7. Deputy Commissioner Randy Escolango, Insurance Commission

With the overflowing support and opportunities that FBN received this year from different companies and even from fellow members this year, the group sees bigger, better and double opportunities and events in 2022!

Follow Filipino Bloggers Network on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FilipinoBloggersNetwork 

“Ang Magulang” by: Lady Galadriel

Naisip mo ba ang paghihirap ng iyong magulang mapag-aral at mapakain ka lang? Kahit na pagod na pagod na si ina at ama magtrabaho, kinakaya nila para sayo. Ang swerte mo diba? Na meron kang ina na mahal ka at inaalagaan ka pati ama na nakikinig sa iyong kwento at mga problema.

Siyam na buwan nagtiis ng sakit ang iyong ina maisilang ka lang para makita mo ang ganda ng daigdig. Nasa sinapupunan ka pa lang ng iyong ina ay ramdam mo na ang kanyang pagmamahal at pag-aalaga sayo. Habang si ama ay nagtatrabaho para sa inyo. Umiinom ng bitamina at gatas si ina upang pag sinilang ka ay malusog at masigla. Dumating na yung araw na lumalaki ka na. Natuto kang sagut-sagutin ang iyong mama at papa, sumasagot ka na din ng pabalang. Hindi mo nahahalata na nawawalan ka na ng respeto sa kanila.

Tila ba kinalimutan mo na ang mga ginawa nila para sa iyo. Pero pinabayaan ka ba nila? Iniwan ka ba? Nawalan ba sila ng pake sayo? Hindi diba? May kasabihan pa nga na “walang magulang ang nakakatiis sa anak pero ang anak nakakatiis pa sa magulang” Kahit na ganon ang iyong inasal ay nandyan pa rin sila para sa iyo.May ibang bata na lumaki na walang magulang. Ang iba ay broken family meron din mga bata na hindi kilala ang kanyang mama o papa. Paano kaya nila nakakayanan yun? Wala silang magulang para mayakap at masandalan. Bakit nila nagagawang ngumiti kahit masakit? Ang hirap diba?

Sobrang hirap mawalan ng magulang.Kung minsan napapaisip ako. Paano kung wala akong magulang? Iniisip ko pa lang ang sakit na. Walang magmamahal sa akin at mag-aalaga. Wala ring magluluto ng paborito kong ulam. Walang tutulong sa aking mga takdang-aralin. Masakit mawalan ng magulang. Kapag aalis ako walang magsasabi ng, “ingat ka anak ah?” Ang gusto lang naman ng magulang natin ay makapagtapos tayo ng ating pag-aaral. Isa ito sa mga pangarap ng iyong magulang at higit sa lahat makita kang nagmamartsa para kunin ang iyong diploma sa pagtatapos ng iyong pag-aaral. Madalas pa nga tayong pagsabihan at pagalitan tuwing umuuwi tayo ng gabing-gabi at kapag may ginawang masama.

Ginagawa nila iyon para sayo dahil gusto ka nilang protektahan at malaman ang tama sa mali.Kaya ngayon pa lang habang buhay pa ang iyong magulang ay iparamdam mo na ang pagmamahal at alagaan mo sila gaya ng pag-aalaga nila sa iyo nung bata ka pa. Gagawin lahat ng magulang makakaya nila para lang maibigay nila sa atin ang ‘the best’. Sila ang pinakamasayang magulang. Ang makita ka na may magandang buhay at may masayang pamilya. Ipakita at iparamdam mo kung gaano mo sila kamahal at kung gaano sila kaimportante. Lubusin mo na habang kasama mo pa sila dahil sa araw na sila ay mamayapa na ay magsisisi ka kung bakit hindi mo naiparamdam na mahal mo sila. Balang araw magiging magulang din tayo at mararanasan natin lahat ng naranasan nila bilang magulang. Mahalin at respetuhin natin ang ating magulang.

#angmagulang

#respetosamagulang

#mahalinmoangiyongmagulang

Calling All  High School Batch ‘ 71 Grads  of St. Mary’s College QC

“SULYAP : ISANG BALIK TANAW  Virtual Grand Reunion”

St. Mary’s College Quezon City Alumni Foundation, Inc., will hold its 2021 Virtual Grand Alumni

Homecoming of the St. Mary’s College Quezon City, to be hosted by the Silver Jubilarians Grade School  Batch ’92 and High School Batch ’96.

Calling all Golden Jubilarians GS  ’67 and HS  ’71  ( IV-Pearl, IV-Aquamarine, IV-Sapphire and IV-Carnelian),Join and Celebrate!!!  For more information, contact Vangee Andrada-Palileo at 09175399828 ( Viber),  email : vangeepal@yahoo.com;  Venny Ayalde-Infante at  09178450403 (Viber) and  SMCQC  ’71 on facebook.

The 2021 Virtual Grand Alumni Homecoming (via zoom) is happening on November 27, 2021, 10  in the morning (Manila Time), with the theme : ‘SULYAP : ISANG BALIK TANAW” – with program, entertainment and raffle for all  attendees.

SEE YOU ZOOM!!!!

This year’s event is supported by media partners : WhatsHappeningmanila.com and PinoySandbox.

Yaki Yaki Now in the Philippines

4th Branch Opens

Yaki Yaki – From Dotonbori in Osaka, Japan.

The first Yakisoba-Takoyaki-in-one-serving  concept in the Philippines ( for more information, call our Franchise hotline 0956-7791150), opens its 4th branch located at CAA Road, Las Pinas City. Know the secrets behind the success of our brand even during the pandemic!

Be the first one to bring the newest craze to you.

Reader’s Digest Releases List of Most Trusted Brands in PH for 2021

The world is still living in interesting times—with the ongoing pandemic still posing risks and consequently, governments around the world imposing lockdowns to flatten the curve. Despite the challenges, consumers still go on to live their lives, whether inside their homes or in controlled workplace setups.

Amid the new normal, the time of the year has come for Reader’s Digest Asia to recognize the Most Trusted Brands in Asia. For the 23rd year, different brands from across the region are being recognized for their unrelenting commitment to win the trust and loyalty of their most valued consumers.

Just like in the previous years, Reader’s Digest commissioned an independent online poll conducted by market research firm Catalyst Research to identify the brands that continue to win the hearts of consumers amid the new normal. Over 8,000 respondents from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan filled out questionnaires to identify the brands they continue to trust from more than 50 product/service categories.

“Perhaps, more than any other year previously, trust has been the guiding human emotion we’ve all had to rely on to navigate through our day safely,” said Reader’s Digest Asia Editor-in-Chief Louise Waterson. “For the brands themselves, trust matters when it comes to weathering a crisis, and ultimately, trust is built on the traditional foundations of quality, consistency, honesty, and delivering on your promises.”

Waterson also underlined the importance of keeping a good relationship between brands and consumers. “In terms of the current situation, with this pandemic, that also means getting proactive and reaching out to your customers like never before. It’s very much about maintaining a relationship with that particular individual.”

For the Philippines, the Most Trusted Brands were exclusively revealed in the June 2021 issue of Reader’s Digest Philippines. These winners are being recognized for continuously working hard to keep the relationship they have built through the years and for assuring the valued consumers that they remain on their side despite the odds.

Gold Trusted Brands

These brands are outstanding, based on their consumers’ perceptions. Thus, these have earned scores that are comparatively higher than other brands in the same category. Some of those in the list are:

  • J&T Express – Airfreight/Courier Service
  • BDO – Personal/Consumer Loan; Investment Fund Company
  • Manulife – Life Insurance
  • Acer – Personal Computer
  • Baguio Oil – Cooking Oil
  • Citibank – Credit Card Issuing Bank
  • Ideal Vision Center – Optical Shop/Store
  • Orocan – Plasticware
  • Sharp – Air Purifier; Washing Machine
  • Whirlpool – Washing Machine
  • ABS-CBN – TV Network

Platinum Trusted Brands

These brands have performed exceptionally, as indicated by their consumers’ perception. In the poll, the following brands (among others) have attained scores that exceed those of their nearest competitors:

  • Sun Life – Life Insurance; Investment Fund Company
  • BDO – Bank; Credit Card Issuing Bank
  • Executive Optical – Optical Shop/Stores
  • Mercury Drug – Pharmacy/Drugstore
  • GMA Network – TV Network
  • Uratex – Mattress
  • Goodyear – Tires
  • Macao Imperial Tea – Milk Tea Shop

The complete list of Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brands & Most Trusted Personalities are exclusively published in the June issue of Reader’s Digest Philippines.