October 15, 2016

H&M Opens in Cagayan de Oro!

H&M Hennes & Mauritz, Inc. continues its expansion in the southern part of Philippine shores, as it opens what will be its 18th store in the country this month! Opening to an exciting set of new shoppers in the fast-developing city of Cagayan de Oro,  the over 1,500-square meter store will open its doors in Centrio Mall on October 27, 2016.

“The response from our Mindanao customers, after we opened our 1st store in Davao just last month, has been incredible! We look forward to catering to even more of the same vibrant shoppers in Cagayan de Oro, as we open in Centrio Mall. We hope to be the city’s destination for fashion and quality at the best price, in a sustainable way,” says Fredrik Famm, Country Manager for South East Asia. “We have also selected a great group of H&M team members to give you the best shopping experience in this store, and we hope you will welcome and embrace them as your own!” he adds.
CDO’s first H&M store will carry the full assortment of H&M including ladies, men’s, kids, shoes, accessories and lingerie. It will also feature a full sports, denim and underwear department for both men and ladies. Within all of these the mindful shopper will find an array  of Conscious and sustainably-produced products, and offer the option to donate used clothes and get a discount voucher to use for their next purchase under H&M’s Garment Collecting program.

Those shopping on opening day can also expect great offers! Gift cards of varying amounts from P300-P2,000 will be handed out to the first 300 in line, with a special prize of P5,000 for the first. The next 300 will walk away with special H&M umbrellas and tote bags. A special treat also awaits stylish shoppers – 3 of the most fashionable people spotted in the queue before opening will be chosen and given P2,000 Gift Cards each. For everyone else shopping until the weekend, great fashion finds for as low as P300 await.

The store will open on October 27, from 11am-9pm, and regular operating hours from 10am-9pm will resume thereafter.

October 12, 2016

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey in Cagayan de Oro

As the ultimate mommy event of the season takes a second trip to Mindanao, expect to be inspired by the different faces of mommyhood on October 15, 2016 at Centrio Mall, from 10AM to 9PM. Whether you're an expectant mom, a new mom, or a mom of three or four, you're going to find something to love at Expo Mom Cagayan de Oro. 

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey features a fun and fulfilling all-day program. In the morning The Modern Nanays of Mindanao, a community of moms who promote breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering, lead the celebration of motherhood with a Mamba session—a Zumba class made especially for moms with slings! Dr. Raissa Paje Bayawa, founder of Happy Heart Kids Yoga, takes the stage next to enlighten moms about the benefits of prenatal yoga and to share some helpful moves as well. 

Two sessions delve deep into the amazing journey that all moms share. The first one focuses on pregnancy and breastfeeding & finding that right balance between home life & career. Guests are Nadine Casino, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao & Ruby Caberte a popular blogger who is also a mom. The second touches on baby care with discussions on the right way to wear baby and age-appropriate toys to help with a child's development . Guests for this segment will be an early childhold educator and a few mommies. 

The other exciting activities scheduled include a bento-making session specifically devoted to picky eaters by the pioneering Bento Mommas, who have actually been with us all over the country this year! You can sign up to participate at bit.ly/bentomommasCDO for Php900, inclusive of basic bento tool kit, bento box and food ingredients for the workshop plus freebies from sponsors, all of which you can take home afterward. 

A makeup on the go demonstration for busy mothers by Paola Paladio- Ching follows in the afternoon, and a craft workshop with a homegrown moms and kids crafts group. In between, many prizes will be given away care of our generous exhibitors and sponsors Caltrate and Belo Baby. 

Topping the motherhood celebration is a fashion show devoted to babywearing, showing one and all that it is possible to look positively trendy with a baby in tow. 

A year from its tenth anniversary, Expo Mom continues to be a source of information and inspiration among modern parents and a wellspring of modern products and services for the whole family. 

Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus and Belo Baby with Centrio Mall and Ayala Malls as its venue partner, supported by Modern Nanays of Mindanao, Carmel Kho Ricarte and Moms Radio, and Professional Organizers Unlimited, Inc. and Creative Juice Communications are its logistics partners. Entrance to Expo Mom is free. 

For more information, visit www.mommymundo.com/expomom2016

October 10, 2016

Change is Coming, Make way for CD-R King LED Light Tube

Disruption in technology has changed the way we live. As the cliché goes “Nothing is permanent except change”. What seemed to be a harmless household product, later on proved to be harmful in the long run. Years after fluorescent was discovered, it was found that fluorescent gives off a small amount of ultraviolet light and that 8 hours of exposure under a fluorescent light is already equivalent to an hour of sun exposure.

Further studies also associate conditions like migraine, stress, mood swings and eye strain to prolonged exposure to florescent light.

Environment issues on fluorescent is also a great concern. Fluorescent contains a small amount of mercury. Careless disposal can affect the ecological system.

These studies has prompted most household to switching into CFL during the last few decades which was considered less harmful but still contains fluorescent, thus mercury is still present.

The invention of LED has saved us from the long term use of fluorescent. Nowadays, you will rarely see a household which still uses fluorescent light.

Luminosity factor
If household were very susceptible to changing from fluorescent to LED light, commercial offices proved to be less flexible since they question the luminosity of the proposed light. Larger commercial space requires high luminosity that gives a higher light output. If broken down to lumens versus floor space, fluorescent will boil down to be a cheaper source.

LED light tube
Recent innovation has given a solution to the luminosity factor as it introduces the LED Light Tube, giving commercial offices the lumens they require minus the toxins. LED light tube gives the same high light output of fluorescent with the benefits of LED technology.

CD-R King, your one-stop media provider with its effort to help protect the environment brings this innovation closer to the general public as they offer the technology at a very affordable price.
CD-R King LED light tubes are available in T-8 10watts (php120), T-5 18watts (Php150) and T-5 20watts (Php200), all of which can last up to 50,000 hours. LED light tubes can be purchase with casing or as a replacement tube.

Available in all CD-R King branches nationwide. For more updates, Like/follow them on FB: /cdrkingph.

September 27, 2016

Novuhair Supports Alopecia Areata Awareness in Celebrating Inner Strength

September marks the month-long commemoration of Alopecia Areata awareness worldwide. Alopecia areata is a condition when hair loss occur due to faults in the immune system attacking the hair follicles which results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body.

Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012. She has been championing the cause of empowering citizens with this condition.

Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life.

On September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.

This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them.

Inspired by Abby’s honesty and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 300 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world.

Novuhair has been supporting the cause for Alopecia Philippines through Abby Asistio. Abby have been using the brand continuously since March 2013 and she has only praises to share using the product.

Nature has provided a safe and effective answer to hair loss and scalp disorders. Novuhair is the only topical scalp lotion in the market that has the highest concentration of natural ingredients, FDA-certified and ACD-compliant. Novuhair is a homegrown, proudly Philippine-made product that is globally competitive.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

Abby Asistio Alopecia Awareness Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/18z01PGOW0w