Maxene Magalona Calls on Filipinas for Herbal Essences’ Plant Power Revolution

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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With the rise of the plantito and plantita trend last year, Filipinos have definitely fallen in love with plants not just as decor but also as a holistic part of being able to go through 2020. 

Now that the new year is here, the need to incorporate the power of plants to your daily habits is crystal clear. Plant-powered products like Herbal Essences have definitely proven its position in the haircare game – with its power of plant-based ingredients and plant power solutions, it can give you the best version of your strands. 

Herbal Essences recognized how more and more people are taking interest in nurturing plants. So, to celebrate the powerful impact of plants, not just to the surroundings, but also in how people take good care of their hair, the brand concluded 2020 with the #PlantPowerInEveryShower giveaway. 

Check out the amazing foliage and poses from some of the best entries for Herbal Essences #PlantPowerInEveryShower giveaway.


Alexandrea shared on her Instagram post that the absence of hair care treatments has made her notice how dull and dry her hair is. “Thankfully, I discovered @herbalessencesph on @lazadaph, and it miraculously changed the way I take care of my hair.



After weeks of usage, my hair looked and felt hydrated, smooth, and shiny. Not only that, but I also received a lot of compliments on my hair — what I use, and how I take care of it. My answer is simple, Herbal Essences Coconut Milk! I truly appreciate that it does not contain harmful chemicals that damage one's hair! This will surely bring the #PlantPowerInEveryShower.” 

Though 2020 has enhanced the growing community of plantitos and plantitas, taking care of plants have since been a lifestyle for many. The #PlantPowerInEveryShower giveaway has unfolded numerous entries that showed how modern Filipinas are living testimonies of the plantita life, and it’s more than just a tita thing. 

Plant Power Revolution with Herbal Essences Last December 21, 2020, Herbal Essences held an insightful livestream on their Facebook page with Maxene Magalona, and the Principal Scientist for Scientific Communications of all P&G’s hair care brands across Asia Pacific, Saint where they talked about three main points on how humans have benefitted from the power of plants: In the home, for the body, and in the shower. 

From her first plant to now a collection of foliage inside her home, Maxene shared how plants have brought an element of life and uplifted her spirit when she faced tough times.

Now that more people are invested in giving back to nature, Maxene shares she’s delighted with the piqued interest, “When we take care of ourselves, our hair, our skin, its' just like how we take care of our plants. We need to take care of our well- being as well, starting from our hair down to our toe. 

That's why I’m grateful for Herbal Essences because it puts me into that good mood [whenever I take a shower]. Saint also demonstrated a quick experiment where he applied the Herbal Essences White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo to one side of a leaf. He proceeded to blow dry the leaf to visualize how damaging heat can be to the hair. In just seconds, the bare leaf side immediately dried up, while Herbal Essences protected and kept the other side look untouched. 

You can watch the rest of the Plant Power Revolution at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=431482774700696&ref=watch_permalink

More Filipinas are investing in a more holistic and sustainable self-care by investing in products like Herbal Essences that don’t sacrifice with the overall experience in the shower and still have minimal impact to Mother Earth. 

Be it with their moisturizing conditioners or their fragrant natural shampoos — you’re not only going to feel fantastic with your plant-powered shower experience and satisfied with your hair condition, but also grateful for making Mother Nature proud. 

Herbal Essences is the real deal when it comes to clean beauty and product transparency in the hair care game. As the leading naturals hair care brand, all the high-quality botanicals and REAL plant extracts used are harvested sustainably and responsibly through various partners from all over the world. 

Their partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, ensures that when they mention a plant on each bottle label, those ingredients are really there. It’s plantastic! 

Taking care of your hair is just as much of a commitment as having plants. With Herbal Essences, you’re sure to experience the plant power not just as a décor but also in the shower. 

Give yourself the chance to experience the best of nature and science by starting your clean beauty journey this 2021 with Herbal Essences #PlantPowerInEveryShower. You can shop online through the official stores at Lazada or Shopee.
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Celebrities Bianca Gonzalez and Erwan Heussaff share how the Samsung Galaxy Note20 allows them to take control of their lives

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Series empowers #TeamGalaxy ambassadors Bianca Gonzalez and Erwan Heussaff to thrive despite the challenges. 




In their videos, Bianca and Erwan share how Samsung’s powerphones help them be more creative and productive.

Bianca believes in "controlling the controllables.” When feeling overwhelmed and anxious, she chooses to focus her energy and effort on the things she can manage. 



She uses the Galaxy Note20 Ultra to find different ways of doing things, learning new crafts, and uncovering her power to work and play.

Meanwhile, Erwan relies on technology to create his content even if he is miles away from the Philippines. 


He uses the Galaxy Note20 Ultra to research and develop recipes, coordinate with his team in Manila for shoots, and even draw plating concepts with the S Pen. 

Heussaff reveals in his video how he also makes the most of technology for his family.

Watch how Gonzalez and Heussaff stay empowered amid the new normal. Watch Gonzalez’s video at www.instagram.com/p/CINiqGEBFjw/ . View Heussaff’s video at www.instagram.com/p/CIchWmDD6S8/ .



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3 Reasons Why SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A7 is a suitable device for students in the new normal

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A key factor in the success of online learning is having the right device. A gadget with suitable specs paired with a stable internet connection can make online classes easier for students to learn in the new normal.





Samsung aims to make online learning more accessible, comfortable, and fun with the Galaxy Tab A7. This newest tablet comes with easy-to-use-features perfect for digital learning.

Here's why you should own a Galaxy Tab A7 for online learning:

1. A student’s window to the classroom

Since a bulk of e-learning takes place in video conferencing platforms, using a tablet is an attractive choice for students because it is portable, comes with a big screen, and offers long-lasting battery life.

The Galaxy Tab A7 has a 10.4” WUXGA+ display and Dolby Atmos quad speakers for an immersive learning experience when studying or attending online classes. It comes with a 5MP front-facing landscape-oriented camera optimized for video calls, so students can seamlessly participate in the digital classroom. 

The best part is that children can stay online the whole day and parents won’t have to worry about power, as the tablet features a long-lasting 7,040 mAh battery and 15W fast charging support. Its price tag is also lighter on the pocket than most laptops and personal computers, making it ideal for families working on a tight budget. 

Moreover, the shift to online learning requires students to download and access numerous modules, and the Galaxy Tab A7 is ready to meet the demand for bigger space. The tablet comes with an internal storage of 64GB, which can be expanded up to 1TB using a micro SD card.


2. A powerful tool for enhancing creativity

The Galaxy Tab A7 also allows learners to download numerous apps for reading, writing, creativity, or well-being through the pre-installed Google Apps and Google Playstore. 

Visual learners can use the tablet to go on “virtual field trips” through tour videos on YouTube and educational films on Netflix, while readers can download e-books and modules. 

For more audio-oriented learners, they can choose to listen to countless educational podcasts on Spotify.

Meanwhile, younger students can enjoy Samsung Kids, which is home to a range of educational and kid-friendly content for a safe and fun digital learning experience. 

It also allows parents to set restrictions on children’s time usage and receive reports to track activity. Additionally, the tablet helps put parents’ minds at ease as it comes with multi-layered security from Samsung Knox. 

3. A Galaxy of experiences within reach



The Galaxy Tab A7 can be connected to a Galaxy smartphone for easier file and data sharing, which is useful for sending important school files like notes, modules, and presentations. 

Meanwhile, the Auto Hotspot feature can easily share data from a smartphone even without an internet connection.

Parents can now protect their Galaxy devices with an exclusive promo on Samsung Care+. Customers who buy the Galaxy Tab A7 are entitled to Samsung’s mobile care plan for 12 or 24 months at 20% off. Promo is valid at any authorized Samsung Dealers nationwide until December 31, 2020.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is now available nationwide for a suggested retail price of PHP 16,990 and comes in Dark Gray and Gold. 

Know more about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 at samsung.com/ph.
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Keeping our Home Clean and Pollution-Free with these 3 Easy Steps

Monday, December 7, 2020

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Many believe that most pollutants can be found outside our homes. It is always a challenge when unclean air and dust can easily enter the home through opened windows and doors.

Besides, viruses and bacteria can latch onto almost anything and be brought anywhere and everywhere, making it more difficult for us to maintain a healthy environment for our family.




To keep our house clean and hygienic, here are three ways that we can do to keep our living space clean and pollution-free: 

1. Minimize bringing in pollution into our home

Sometimes, there are moments when key members of the house have to take essential trips outside or run personal errands. Hence, there are many instances when fine particles of dust, bacteria, and germs stick onto the clothes’ fibers. So it’s crucial to make it a habit to wash both hands and change out of clothes before plopping onto the couch or bed to relax. 

Samsung’s AirDresser come in handy for those with plenty of clothes that require regular steaming, ironing, or dry cleaning.

With its Jet Air system and Air Hangers, powerful jets of air can remove dust off clothes inside and out. At the same time, the JetSteam feature infuses high-temperature steam deep into the fabric of clothes, removing up to 99% of certain viruses and bacteria, house mites, allergens, odor-causing gases, and other harmful substances. 

2. Keep the floor squeaky clean

Dust, pet dander, and other allergens can accumulate quickly on the floor. Thus, daily vacuuming should be the first line of defense in preventing dust build-ups. It usually requires heavier and more comprehensive vacuuming for rooms with carpets at least twice a week. The carpet’s fibers can trap dust, dirt, allergens, and absorb grime and spills, giving way to bacteria. 

To make vacuuming less of a headache, it is ideal to invest in a cordless vacuum to let go of the need to search for an available socket in every room. 

The Samsung Jet Cyclone Stick Vacuum is a cordless stick vacuum cleaner that makes cleaning almost an effortless task. Thanks to its Digital Inverter Motor that consistently maintains a high level of energy efficiency while sustaining an industry-leading suction power of up to 150W. 

Besides, Samsung’s five-layer filtration system can capture up to 99.999% of micro dust particles, including 0.3~10μm sized particles and allergens, to help keep the house spotless and the health of homeowners in check. 

Another good thing about the Samsung Jet Cyclone Stick Vacuum is that there’s no need to worry about having to forcefully drag the vacuum along by its wheels to reach every nook and corner of the house. 

With its handheld model that only weighs 1.45kg, there would be a lesser strain on the wrist, and this bothersome household chore can now be turned into a more convenient and efficient activity. Days at home can be made better with floors that are dust and dirt free all day. 

3. Maintain good air quality at home 

With most people spending more time at home these days, maintaining good indoor air quality has never been more important. It’s a good thing that there’s a foolproof and quick way to clean and keep the air hygienic, and that is to consider when buying an air purifier. 

Samsung Air Purifiers can capture up to 99.97% of ultrafine dust and even bacteria to help combat seasonal allergies and make old air new again. 

The air purifiers have three distinct filters that house a multi-layered purification system designed to capture airborne particles, harmful gases, and inhibit the spread of captured bacteria. 

Even when outside, air quality can be remotely controlled with Samsung’s SmartThings app making fresh indoor air available anytime. 



With health and hygiene taking a higher priority during this period, it pays to put more attention to ensuring that the house is kept clean as much as possible. 

Practice taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of transmission and contamination by steaming the clothes more often, vacuuming almost all the surfaces at home, and keeping the air inside purified, for a healthier environment for the whole family, especially during the holidays.

12.12. Super Sale 

Start holiday shopping, and get up to 25% off on Samsung Digital Appliances' 12.12 SUPER SALE happening from December 12-19, 2020. Score discounts and offers online, and on participating dealer online stores. Visit SamsungPH on Facebook and https://www.samsung.com/ph/offer/ to watch out for the full promo mechanics.
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Dr. Paolo Bellosillo: Resiliency in the Middle of the Pandemic

Sunday, November 29, 2020

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They say that it is during the most trying times that a person’s real character is revealed. When things don’t go according to plan and people are tested to their limits, this is when a person’s mask that he presents to society is stripped away.


This couldn’t be more when it comes to Doc Paolo Bellosillo. Doc Paolo Bellosillo has been helping people live their best life by teaching them more about Holistic and Integrative Medicine. When the pandemic hit, Doc Pao pivoted and focused on helping people survive the pandemic. 

An International Specialist of St Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital and proclaimed Most Outstanding Private Citizen given by PNP, Doc Pao exemplifies what resiliency is all about. He did not let the pandemic stop him from touching people’s lives and making a difference in this world. 

Tireless in his efforts to give aid to those who need him most and to show support to fellow frontliners, Doc Pao stays out so that others can stay home and stay safe. 


This year, Christmas is not as felt as it has been in the past because of the ongoing pandemic, typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Despite the despair and death happening all around, this country has survived together and moved forward as one nation. 

Doc Pao is grateful, though, that the Filipino spirit remains well and alive. It takes a lot to break a heart but thankfully, the Filipino spirit is not easy to break. We are a loving race, and we have heaps of charity, love, service, and humanity.



This Christmas, Doc Pao will be sharing his blessings by providing food for the hungry, water for the thirsty, and medicine for the sick. He also plans to visit the Lord and have a dialogue with him. Lastly, he will be with his family enjoying a family meal cooked healthily to ensure that he can live his best life.
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Happy to Make You Happy Again: DOT Promotes Safe Travels and Supports Tourism Workers

Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Now that the Philippines has reopened several tourist destinations after many months of closure, it’s time to show the country how to smile again.



The DOT’s latest video, following the “Noypi” tribute to medical frontliners, brings us back to familiar, yet slightly different territory: tourism in the new normal. 

Scenes from a typical out-of-town trip—partaking in tourism activities, lounging by scenic spots, al fresco dining in the moonlight—are interjected with images that we have only this year become accustomed to, like face masks and shields, gloved hospitality staff, and the constant reminders to keep physical distancing.

Singer Armi Millare’s rendition of “You,” a song popularized by Basil Valdez forty years ago but forever timeless in the romantic Pinoy’s heart, accompanies the narrative of a young man and woman seemingly meeting for the first time as they arrive on an island.



More than a campaign to remind tourists to adhere to new normal guidelines, “Have a Safe Trip, Pinas” shows that we can still experience magic when traveling amidst the pandemic. 

The strict health and safety protocols implemented by hotels, transport services, and other tourism operations are there to keep guests safe and observing them allows us to appreciate the special moments without the worry.

The video also highlights the community benefits of tourism. Behind the happy memories that visitors make and the souvenirs they take home are the hardworking people who make everything happen. 

The final scenes show real people from Boracay whose jobs and livelihoods were restored when travel commenced. They truly are pleased to welcome you back, because no mask can hide a smile from the heart.

Visit philippines.travel/safetrip for information on reopened destinations and their respective health and safety protocols. You may also download the DOT’s official app at app.philippines.travel



The video is available at the following DOT social media pages:

 Facebook: www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfTourism/posts/4221639637862876

 

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TourismPHL/status/1332164745500254215?s=19


 Instagram: www.instagram.com/tv/CIFEBhfFjhU/?igshid=8zejapunuxt

 

 Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4MeGdMHs90

 

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Take Control with Galaxy20 Series

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The extended quarantine changed our lives -  our routines and hobbies. It also restricted us in so many ways.

To help overcome the challenges and limitations of this trying  situation, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note20 Series. This tool could help users bring their power back and help them take control of their lives.

In the latest video released by Samsung, the tech company invites viewers to help freelance designer Paolo on what to do next to keep himself on top of his game.

Whether he will keep working by designing a mask and parol with #TeamGalaxy ambassador Catriona Gray or start taking a break with the Galaxy Note20 Series's help.

Help Paolo uncover all possibilities with the help of the Galaxy Note20 Series!

For more information about the powerphone, visit samsung.com/ph.



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