Five Annual Exams that Deserve a Budget from Every Woman’s Bonus


Christmas Season is a glorious thing, a time for thanksgiving, celebration, and the ripe month to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. And just because you think your 13th month pay and bonus are just a cherry on top, these hard-earned cash deserves to be saved and spent well on things with lasting impact on your health and sanity. With this in mind, let these 5 must-do lists from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners’ OB-Gyn Faith Suluen serve as your guide to encourage you to make time and set aside a budget for these screenings. Continue reading


DepEd promotes positive discipline in everyday teaching



The Department of Education (DepEd), in cooperation with E-Net Philippines and Save the Children, have  launched the Primer on Positive Discipline for Everyday Teaching last Monday, June 6, 2016, 9 am at the DepEd NCR Conference Hall, Department of Education-National Capital Region, Regional Office.

The Primer was created to help teachers apply a positive approach in classroom management and will be distributed to teachers nationwide. The Primer will also be used as a training tool for positive discipline.

“This Primer will be most valuable to our teachers so that they can cope with the day to day challenges of having to deal with young, active learners using positive reinforcement,” Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said.

Luistro pointed out that the primer is consistent with the DepEd policy on zero tolerance for any act of violence against children in school, including corporal punishment, as detailed in the DepEd Child Protection Policy (DO No. 40, s. 2012). “We recognize that teachers, administrators and staff, as stewards of learning institutions, are responsible for an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning based on the principles of positive discipline,” the education chief added.

The Primer also comes with some pointers on ways to enhance teacher’s well-being in order to help them cope with stress.

DepEd has earlier issued a Child Protection Policy that prohibits corporal punishment and all forms of abuse and promotes positive and non-violent discipline in schools.

DepEd K to 12 Law on Its 3rd Year Anniversary


Photo from Tina Ganzon

The Department of Education (DepEd) enjoins the whole country in the observance of the 3rd year anniversary of the signing into law by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, Republic Act No. 10533, An Act Enhancing the Philippine Education System by Strengthening Its Curriculum and Increasing the Number of Years for Basic Education otherwise known as the K to 12 Law.

The K to 12 Program covers 13 years of basic education with the following stages: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 6, Grade 7 to 10 (Junior High School) and Grades 11 to 12 (Senior High School). This is found to be the best period for learning under basic education. It is also the recognized standard for students and professionals globally.

The Program holds distinct significance this coming School Year 2016-2017 as the Department begins the implementation of the Grade 11 of the Senior High School (SHS) Program, the first of the 2 cohorts (Grades 11 and 12) which were added to the country’s 10-year basic education system.

Recently, the Supreme Court on March 15 dismissed several petitions filed against the implementation of the K to 12 Program, thus paving the way for its continued operation particularly the said SHS

As the country girds for the opening of classes this coming School Year 2016-2017 on June 13, 2016, the Department through Education Secretary Br.Armin A. Luistro FSC invites and enjoins everyone to give their full support to the successful implementation of K to 12 Program specially the SHS Program.

Ageless Body with Contours VASER LipoSculpture


A stunningly fit couple is redefining expectations of the midlife body. At 40 something, the lifestyle blogger duo, Chuckie and Yen, didn’t hesitate to share how they were able to achieve their well-sculpted bodies at an event at Marriott Grand Ballroom.  On the other hand, Arnel Ignacio rocked a body in his 50’s.

So how was I to feel, now that I’m also in my 4o’s, of course, envious.  Who wouldn’t? How else can you flaunt with your new bikini on a picture-perfect beach background?

I’m one of those moms who  were enamored by Hollywood, television and film, in the news media and in public life, with a remarkable phenomenon which has taken hold -Women in their 40s and 50s and beyond—with their exquisite, off-the-charts-toned bodies—are transforming our notions of a mature woman’s figure and inspiring us to think about remaining healthfully vibrant for far longer than we ever have in the past.

The expectations for women over 40 used to include the rude inevitabilities of a slowing metabolism and decreased muscle tone, but Contours has shown us that the seemingly impossible is possible: Yes, you need to work hard but far from that, technology is now on your side and you only need money and that strong will to go through the process, then you may just be able to hit the pause button.

For a faster, easier way of achieving the kind of body you want, there’s Contours VASER.  A practically safe surgical procedure and considered as the most advanced body contouring and fat removal technique, vaser high-definition liposculpture amps up multiple parts of the body such as breast, chest, buttocks, hips, thighs, waist, and abdomen by making them tightened, toned, and naturally sculpted. Sounds intimidating? We bet that once you hear about the benefits and results, the country’s pioneer and longest vaser high-definition liposculpture surgeon will surely have you on board.

Whether you’re seeking for the ultimate alternative to lose inches in some body areas, tighten and tone lose skin after natural weight loss, gain definition in core muscle groups after pregnancy, or basically just wanting to have a more contoured appearance, Dr. Claudine Roura got you covered. Unlike traditional liposuction procedures, this innovative technique removes both superficial and deeper pockets of fat around major muscle group to make the muscle sleek, tight, and firm that works even to the areas that have become resistant to diet and exercise. What’s more convincing is it’s the most natural looking procedure that creates the coveted “six pack” by removing the layer of fat sitting directly above the muscles and deepening the natural grooves and furrows of the abdominal. Although the procedure is designed to deliver such results, bear in mind that the experience, expertise, and education of your surgeon is crucial in producing exceptional results with great precision.

To know more about Vaser Hi-Def, contact main clinic at (632) 5564878 or email Follow as well social media pages for regular updates on promotions and events: Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute on Facebook and @contours_ph on Instagram. For a complete list of services and branches, visit


CONTOURS Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute is located at the following:

South Park Plaza
2nd floor, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City, Philippines
Contact numbers: (020) 5564878, (02) 6324035533,
Mobile: 09151163911

SM Megamall
5th floor Bldg A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No: +632 6354984
Mobile: +63 995.4544930

SM Megamall
5th floor Bldg A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No: +632 6354984
Mobile: +63 995.4544930

SM North EDSA The Block
5th Level, The Block, SM North Edsa, North Ave., Quezon City
Tel no: +632 9216798
Mobile: +63 915.8075009

SM BF Paranaque
3rd level, SM BF, Dr. A Santos Ave. Sucat Paranaque City
Tel no: +632 8943347
Mobile: +63 916.5509873

SM Seaside Cebu
3rd Floor, SM City Seaside, South Coastal Road, Cebu City
Mobile: +63 917.3268530



Alex Gonzaga goes “Mellow” for Proactiv

Followers of the ultimate candid and funny girl, Alex Gonzaga rejoice!  As she recently visited Mellow Touch 94.7 radio station to share some of her beauty must-have specially this summer.

Accordingly she went there to endorse Proactiv.

Alex as we all know is perfect for the title of being the first Filipina face of Proctiv being a charming and vibrant young celebrity. As a Proactiv user herself she wowed her hosts with her trademark wit and candor that made her one of the top TV hosts in the country today. She also explained how Proactiv is so easy to use in making it a daily skin care routine in just 3 easy steps.

For Step 1, use the Renewing Cleanser, an oil-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria with benzoyl peroxide.

Step 2 is the Revitalizing Toner, a refreshing, alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores, with Glycolic Acid that exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged.

Finally, Step 3, the Repairing Treatment, a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria preventing zits and acne.

Care to start having zit and acne-free face?

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Proactiv Success Stories

Like many people, my daughter used to suffer from acne. It’s not just the bothersome and cumbersome fact that you have to deal with every time you look in the mirror or touch your face, it’s the emotional and social issue it bequeaths when you have it.

With acne, the tendency is to shy away from situations where your face is the first and foremost feature, when you’d rather stay at home and avoid being seen with the dreaded zit.

In that way, acne may influence your self-esteem, self-confidence, your outlook in general and your social life. In my daughter’s case (she’s in puberty) she became a bit shy. Many who has mild breakouts even had negative impact of how they feel about themselves. So, I guess, acne truly affects more than just your skin. It can affect your entire life in very real ways.

The video above, shows how even the pretty celebrity, Alex Gonzaga, had also  been affected by acne and how she won over it.

Good thing, a mom with that worries have something to rely on, there’s Proactiv! Proactiv Solution is the only acne management system which combines medicated ingredients that work together to treat and control acne. It uses several different ingredients in one system to treat the blemishes you have now and help keep new ones from forming. With Proactiv, you’ll get back control over your skin.

Like my daughters, many have had the comfort of not being stumbled by acne. Here are some of the inspirational stories of ordinary people who had won over acne and are now enjoying the life-changing benefits of clear, beautiful skin.

Nolin Dela Cruz


Twelve years old pa lang ako ng amg umpisa ako mag ka acne. Hanggang nung nag college ako lumala na talaga siya. Sinubukan ko lahat. Nagpaderma ako, gumamit ako ng sari-saring over the counter products, pati egg white, sugar, aloe vera, mayonnaise ginamit ko. Pero walang nangyari. Hanggang nagdecide ako na tumigil sa pag aaral kasi nahiya na ako pumasok sa school nun eh. Hanggang nakita ko yung informercial ng Proactiv. Na impress ako kaya umorder agad ako. After six weeks of using Proactiv, my skin improved. Ngayon mas confident na ako at nagpaplano na ako bumalik sa pag aaral.


Anne Ubaldo


I’m the artista of the family. And then I entered college. I was a cheer leader. They even voted me as student council. And then I turned 18. Grabe ang dami kong pimples. I really lost my confidence. Then one day, I was watching TV. I saw Puff Daddy, my ultimate crush, talking about Proactiv. And I said to myself. I need to use that product.


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