Unified Migrant Workers Global Representative called for a dialogue with incoming President  Bong Bong Marcos Jr.

L-R: Mr. Robert Picasso, Mr. Ken Bautista, Mr. Ferdinand De Los Reyes, Ms. Jo Ann Nouf, and Mr. Robert De Castro.

June 15, 2022, White Knight Hotel Saint Anne Manila – One of the main sources of our high percentage of dollar entry into our country is the remittances that come from the  people who work hard to work abroad for their families.

The question is… They have been called the new heroes of the country, but have they been cared for and appreciated as “heroes”?

These distressed OFWS, people who work hard, have taken time to successfully establish the “DEPARTMENT OF OFWs”, with the help and assistance of President Adviser Atty. Abdullah Mama-O, who was appointed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the 1st Secretary of the Department of Migrant Worker on March 15 up to present.

So what are the reasons for this migrant workers to appeal president-elect Bong Bong Marcos to reconsider in replacing Atty. Abdullah Mama-o, the current secretary of department? His success rate, in the following: diplomatic negotiations, humanitarian missions, and along with his expertise helped a majority of migrant workers in the Middle East.

With the announcement that Toots Ople will be replacing Atty. Mama-o, they immediately requested an audience with BBM. “15 minutes is all the time we are requesting from him”. said Ken Bautista, VP for Unified Migrant Workers Global to discuss issues affecting their sector in the country.

Father’s Day Sumptuous Treats At Seven Corners and Xin Tian Di Restaurant 

Father’s day is just around the corner!

Treat the king of the house this weekend to a lavish buffet at Seven Corners and enjoy a free Rockefeller Oyster on the house!

Get a complimentary Sautéed Scallops with XO Sauce when you dine-in and avail Xin Tian Di’s Unlimited Di Sum this June 18 and 19!

All dishes are perfect with a matching Three Bulls Craft Beer also free for this weekend’s celebrations just for our pops!

Nothing more rad that having a happy dad.

For inquiries and reservations call us at 02 8790 3100 or email fandb.reservations@ihg.com

Seven Corners Viber: 0927 163 0128

Xin Tian Di Viber: 0998 840 2141

The Secret to Achieving Radiantly Healthy Post-Quarantine Skin

Face-to-face events are, without a doubt, back with a vengeance. And for many, this serves as the perfect excuse to start investing in new, trendy fashion pieces. But why stop there when you can further push your post-quarantine glow up with a newfound healthy radiance?

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance launched event at the LOOK, SM Aura

Cetaphil Philippines, in partnership with premium multi-brand beauty destination, Look At Me, recently held an exclusive talk to help people learn proven-effective tips and tricks to look better and feel better before attending gatherings. Dubbed Bright, Radiant, and Always Ready, it featured personal lessons from Miss Universe 2018, Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance ambassador Catriona Gray, and Dr. Irene Gaile Vitas- Robredo of the Philippine Dermatological Society. 

A seasoned board-certified dermatologist specializing in advanced cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Vitas shares that prepping your skin for an event does not happen on the day itself. “It starts with a skincare routine consisting of products with ingredients that suit your skin’s needs and target your skin concerns. I recommend using a creamy cleanser that effectively cleanses without stripping the skin off its natural lipids, followed by those that address skin issues. For instance, Niacinamide and Sea Daffodil combination are very effective and gentle against unwanted pigmentation. This can brighten the skin, even out your skin tone, and improve the appearance of dark marks while keeping the integrity of your skin barrier intact—in other words, effective brightening effects that are suitable even for people with sensitive skin.”

Other tips shared by Dr. Vitas include:

  1. Being consistent in using skincare products.
  2. Avoiding treatments that have downtime before your event
  3. Getting enough rest and staying hydrated
  4. Adapting healthy habits like exercise and including lots of vegetables and fruits in your diet
  5. Sticking to your skincare routine on the day of the event

Following Dr. Vitas’ talk, Catriona Gray shared her radiance routine. She gave personal tips on how people can feel more confident, especially during photo-taking sessions.

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Ambassador, Catriona Gray

Bright, Radiant, and Always Ready also served as the formal launch of the whole Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance line at The Look. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance is an innovative skincare line that answers the need for a healthy and gentle skin brightening solution. Recommended by most Dermatologists, its patented GentleBright technology is clinically proven effective in addressing dark marks caused by acne, melasma, and post-inflammatory pigmentation. All of the products in this line work synergistically to give the skin a healthy brightness boost and even out skin tone.

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance line

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance is a much-loved, complete skincare line for the face and body. Products include Brightness Reveal Creamy Cleanser, Brightness Refresh Toner, Brightening Day  Protection Cream SPF 15, Brightening Night Comfort Cream, Brightness Reveal Body Wash, Brightness Reveal Bar, and Brightening Lotion.

Galderma Cetaphil (left to right – Tammy Au, Jade Ponoc, Choo Hon Keong, Catriona Gray, Sandeep Kirpalani, Raghu Sadashiva, Luke Lee)

And to celebrate its arrival at The Look, Cetaphil is giving away a free Brightening Day Protection Cream SPF 15 (worth P1,038) for every minimum purchase of P1,000 worth of Cetaphil products at The Look. In addition, every purchase of any Cetaphil product also entitles customers to a free Bright Healthy Radiance Day-night sampler pack. This promo runs from June 16 to July 15, 2022, per DOH-FDA CCHUHSRR Permit No. 0318 s. 2022. For more information, you may visit www.cetaphil.com.ph. You may also follow @cetaphilbrighthealthyradiance on Instagram for updates.

Sterling Bank of Asia signs agreement with Anti-Money Laundering Council

L-R: Atty. Mel Georgie B. Racela – Executive Director, AMLC Secretariat; Atty. Rodel U. Buenaventura – Acting Director of the Commitments and Policy Group, AMLC Secretariat; Cecilio D. San Pedro – SBA President & CEO; Luisito S. Mayor – SBA Sr. Vice President & Operations Group Head

Sterling Bank of Asia (SBA) signs an Information Sharing Protocol (ISP) Agreement with the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to support government measures to combat financial crimes in the country.

The ISP framework aims to effectively control, detect, and investigate money laundering (ML), terrorism, and financing of terrorism (FT) in the country. It will also cover information exchange and capacity-building measures to enhance the ability to address ML, terrorism, and FT concerns. Further, the ISP aims to institutionalize an adequate documentation mechanism to perform targeted suspicious transaction monitoring and reporting, as well as develop valuable/breakthrough investigative leads.

 “This is in line with the Bank’s efforts in promoting a strong and good corporate governance culture,” said Cecilio San Pedro, SBA’s President and CEO.

 SBA recognizes the importance of the collaboration between the public and the private sector in upholding a framework that will deliver a more efficient and effective identification and detection of financial crime patterns and trends. “Sterling Bank will extend its full cooperation in the exchange of information and financial intelligence and full support in the capacity-building measure of AMLC,” said San Pedro.  For more information and updates about Sterling Bank of Asia, visit www.sterlingbankasia.com and download the Sterling Bank Online App to experience secure and convenient banking.