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

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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Three Easy and Simple Steps in Writing a Restaurant Review in Food Panda App

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ordering food online is the new normal. Gone are the days when our mother would cook our meals, serving them hot on the table.

Now, with just a few clicks on our smartphone, we can have our favorite meals delivered to our doorsteps.

Thanks to the food delivery services such as Food Panda. They answer our needs to buy our favorite pizza or hamburgers while we stay in the comfort of our homes.

However, buying food online lacks face-to-face interaction with the restaurant, hindering us from sharing our dining experience immediately.

Three Easy and Simple Steps in Writing a Restaurant Review in Food Panda App


Expressing our dining experience in Food Panda is not a problem. The application allows customer to give their review after 10 minutes from the time the food arrived.


Here are the three simple steps to express our satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a restaurants' food or services.


  1. A pop-up message asking for your rating will be sent to you after 10 minutes from receipt of your food;
    2.  Select the number of stars (from 1 star to 5 stars) reflecting your feedback'

    3.  Give a descriptive remark relative to your rating.

Making a restaurant review can only be done through the pop-up message. Once it disappears or the exit button is clicked accidentally, you can no longer give your feedback.


The Importance of a Restaurant Review


Good or bad reviews have an immediate effect on restaurants. Good reviews can help the restaurants make more revenues, while bad reviews can influence your customers to try other restaurants.


1. Most customers read restaurant reviews before deciding which store to order food from;


2. Positive review confidently allows the restaurant to market their food products online;


3. Bad review serves as an insight into the restaurants with regards to improving their products and customer service.



Final Thoughts


Restaurant reviews play an important role in business. That is why business owners welcome customers' reviews.


If you are a business owner who ignores reviews, you are surely missing a great income opportunity.


Munchers Cafe, for example, which is located at B Building, Corner Capitan Sabi Ext. - Sta. Monica St., in front of Notre Dame School, in Carmela Valley Homes, Talisay City welcomes their customers' feedback.


So, on your next order, do not forget to click on that star that represents your reaction to the restaurant’s food and customer service.

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Dissecting the SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold2 5G's Multifaceted Design

Friday, November 6, 2020

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Samsung crafted the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G to empower users to be just as determined, flexible, and confident as the smartphone itself. 

The latest premium device unfolds more ways to juggle different roles now more than ever.

Built for Broadening Horizons

The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G’s delicately refined UI elevates the overall user experience quality. 

When folded, the display of Galaxy Z Fold2 5G’s 6.2-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED Cover Screen makes it easy to do everything from viewing content to taking pictures or replying to messages. 

When unfolded, the device’s 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 Main Screen is handy for capturing and viewing photos and videos.

Combining the Cover Screen and the Main Screen makes the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G similar in size to a typical smartphone when folded and a small tablet when opened. 

When viewing content, the thinner bezels and notch-less display maximize immersion, offering the full benefits that come with a bigger screen.

The Freedom of Flexibility

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G was designed with an emphasis on flexibility and versatility.

It adjusts its form to suit the task at hand, perfectly complementing roles and tasks needed to be done.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G can be used at various angles to suit every need – opened wide, opened just enough for comfort, or folded partially. 

The key here is the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G’s convenient Flex mode, which automatically splits the Main Screen into two sections, giving a comfortable view of the content on the top half and controls on the bottom.

The smartphone can also be held upright when partially folded, freeing hands to handle other things. 

It offers complete freedom to multitask from displaying videos while folded to enabling video calls on one side of their screen while taking notes on the other.

The Confidence to be Different

With its simple form, consisting of straight lines, and colors that exemplify modern elegance, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G exudes a sophisticated design that turns heads. 

The Mystic Bronze variant has a textured haze effect, while Mystic Black features an elegant hue designed to recall the city’s atmosphere.

The foldable device was carefully crafted to have a design that’s not only slim, sturdy, and appealing to the eye but also fits comfortably into the hands. 

It gives maximum usability to check email, look up directions, or watch content even with one-hand grip.

Promos for grabs!

With the availability of this device, customers are up for various discount options when they buy the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, priced at PHP 109,990. 

Those who will purchase the device until December 31, 2020, using their credit cards from Banco De Oro (BDO), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Philippine National Bank (PNB), Metrobank, and Security Bank are entitled to 0% interest by paying P4,582.92 up to 24 months. 

They can also apply for Samsung’s “Trade Up, Save up” program where they can trade in their old premium smartphones for the new Galaxy Z Fold2 5G to get it at a discounted price, plus an additional P12,000 discount for straight payments.

Moreover, customers who will purchase the device will get a premium bundle which includes FREE Samsung Care+ worth PHP 14,199 for 12 months, a FREE Galaxy Buds Live worth PHP 8,990 and a P2,000 e-voucher for a Samsung Leather Cover. 

This promo is available in participating Samsung Experience Stores, and the Samsung Online Store, until December 31, 2020.

With the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G's refined form, users can now thrive in the ever-evolving world with its design that enhances productivity. 

For more information on this innovative in-foldable device, visit samsung.com/ph


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DOT and Nissan Promote Local Tourism by Launching “Safe Trips” Campaign

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As the government is slowly promoting local tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Nissan Philippines have embarked on a unique road trip geared towards promoting safe and responsible land traveling to boost domestic tourism.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on “Safe Trips” today, November 5 (Thursday).
“With the Safe Trips campaign, we hope to spark a renewed interest in travel by encouraging road trips, one of the oldest and truly memorable ways to see and explore the beauty of the Philippines,” said Puyat.

"As more people have started to travel locally, we look forward with great optimism that livelihoods and jobs in the tourism sector will soon return,” she added.

The MOA encourages us to go on a road trip, visit our favorite places in the country while observing health and safety protocols.

The ‘Safe Trips’ campaign aims to promote local tourism by highlighting tourist destinations that are opening up from lockdown restrictions, encourage travelers to explore tourism spots with emphasis on safety protocols and procedures for traveling, promote land travel and road trips as a way to visit domestic tourist destinations and feature DOT-accredited business.

“Depending on where you are in the Philippines, visiting many of these destinations is possible just by getting in your car and going for a drive. That being said, travelers are still encouraged to responsibly adhere to the health protocols that enabled the reopening of our tourism destinations,” said Puyat.

Tourism is one of top-income earners of the country. In 2019, local tourists logged 110 million domestic trips, which generated 3.14 trillion pesos in domestic tourism expenditure. Tourism contributed 12.7 percent to the country’s GDP; domestic tourism accounts for 10.8 percent.

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Less is more with Novuhair Petite

Saturday, October 31, 2020

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The reality of adhering to the different pandemic-related health protocols until this global health crisis is under control while slowly relaxing the expansive social restrictions to bootup the economy refers to our “new normal”.

ADP Pharma Corporation introduces to the island of Luzon the new NOVUHAIR® Petite, the fit and clear-cut choice to meet the ever-changing needs and essentials in facing the challenges and the impact of the new normal.

But why choose NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion?

  • Formulated with 19 of nature’s finest and standardized herbal extracts and essential oils that work in synergy to help prevent and reduce the progression of hair loss
  • Clinically proven safe and effective by a clinical trial designed by and for Filipinos 
  • No harmful chemicals such parabens and sulfates 
  • Proudly Philippine-made, FDA-registered, compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive and USA Cosmetic Guidelines
  • Comes in a 200mL bottle good for about 4 months use 

NOVUHAIR® Petite will be available online and offline soon for the special price of ₱1,990 good for 2 months, highly recommended to those experiencing excessive hair shedding and to those who have been clamoring for a smaller pack for trial purposes. Sounds good? 

NOVUHAIR ® products are available at all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores nationwide and online at Lazada, Shopee and regaloservice.com.

May this new offer help you feel secured and happy despite the woes of hair loss during this pandemic crisis and gain so much more value in your life.

Choose natural. Nothing to lose.

For more updates about NOVUHAIR ® Petite, follow our Facebook page and Instagram account @NovuhairOfficial.

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5 Reasons Why Your Hair Might be Falling Out

Friday, October 30, 2020

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Losing up to 100 strands of hair every day is normal. If your hair starts to shed more significant than usual, or if they do not grow back as they should, it can be a source of concern. 

Once the cause is detected, hair fall remedy or baldness cure for hair loss treatment can be easier.

While genetic condition like male pattern baldness is the main culprit for hair loss in the Philippines, the causes widely vary: genetic or hereditary hair loss, alopecia areata, male pattern hair loss and reactive hair loss.

What are the possible reasons why your hair is excessively shedding? Find out the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. 

Read more: https://bit.ly/35xfuDA 

How do you remedy or prevent excessive hair fall?

Unlike other treatments, using natural ingredients for your hair is exceptionally safe. In the Philippines, NOVUHAIR® has sustained its market leadership and bagged as the leading hair loss treatment in 2019 (Euromonitor Passport Data 2019).

NOVUHAIR® contains only natural ingredients and essential oils to prevent and reduce hair loss such as ginger, moringa, Indian Pennywort, Virgin Coconut Oil, Panax Ginseng, Indian Gooseberry, Aloe Vera, black pepper, Biotin, Vitamin B5, Shikakai, lemongrass, peppermint, safflower, lavender, rosemary and more. 

NOVUHAIR’s 19 natural ingredients work in synergy to help prevent and remedy the early warning signs of hair loss – excessive hair fall, thinning hair and bald patches. 

Save P1,100 with NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP Promo Kit available at Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

Checkout: https://bit.ly/31NszaI

To know more about NOVUHAIR®, visit @NovuhairOfficial on Facebook or www.novuhair.com. 

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10 for 10: Novuhair Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

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Novuhair celbrates its 10th successful year of NOVUHAIR in the Philippine by launching the NOVU VIP CLUB.

The NOVU VIP CLUB is designed to guide, inspire and take the journey together with its members, a holistic approach in managing hair loss especially during this global health crisis. 

Supported by a pool of 10 VIP Coaches, the members are given the opportunity to engage directly with the experts and at the same time enjoy the exciting monthly perks.

The Philippines’ Health, Beauty & Wellness guru Ms. Cory Quirino joins NOVUHAIR® and completes the list of high-caliber professionals from different fields of expertise tagged “VIP Coaches”: Fanny Serrano (Salon & Beauty VIP Coach), Hon. Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Leadership VIP Coach), Jim Saret (Fitness VIP Coach), Toni Saret (Fitness & Nutrition VIP Coach), Dr. Cecile Catapang (Aesthetic & Rejuvenation VIP Coach), Dr. Risa Caldoza-De Leon (Dermatology & Beauty VIP Coach), Dr. Harris Acero (Wellness & Nutrition VIP Coach), Alopecia Warrior Abby Asistio (Inspirational VIP Coach), Master Hans Cua (Feng Shui VIP Coach) and finally, the addition of Ms. Cory Quirino (Health, Beauty & Wellness VIP Coach).

Discover how to become an exclusive member and enjoy the monthly perks.


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