Sumer is here and reminiscing through my childhood these are the times when the elders would tell us not to share combs amongst cousins so as prevent the spread of lice. We play all day until we sweat. As kids, we never really thought of taking care of ourselves most especially our hair and getting infested with lice. 

Ever since kuto or head lice existed, there have been hearsays on how to eliminate these tiny blood-sucking parasites passed on from generation to generation and have my fair share of horror ways of removing it and later on realized that it was hazardous after all. 

Head lice and mayonnaise do not mix

Head lice can survive up to 6 hours in suffocation and it basically means you have to leave the mayo spread on your kid’s hair for a long time. This tedious way, however, do not kill head lice and nits. Thus, solving your kid’s head lice infestation using mayonnaise can be counterproductive as nits can become adult after a few days and head lice infestation can reoccur.

Kerosene is unsafe for your kid

Kerosene is dangerous and let alone inhale its fumes. What more if you apply it all over your hair and let is sit until the lice are dead, worse case scenario, our hair might get burned rather than killing these pesky lice. 

Nit-picking comb isn’t a nitpicker at all

An adult lice produces up to 100 eggs and using a nit-picking comb to eradicate lice can be endless. Hundreds of these nits can turn into adults in a matter of days and will cause your kid the same inconvenience, not to mention the sting that a nit-picking comb brings to their scalp. 


Head lice infestation has become ordinary among Filipino households and parents are taking act on it through alternatives. However, this can actually be treated in a proper way such as consulting your doctor or, the more affordable way, using a head lice treatment shampoo such as Licealiz.

Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo effectively kills lice and nits after two weeks of use and prevents lice infestations from recurring. Its active ingredient, pyrethrin, a natural extract from chrysanthemum flowers, is clinically tested and proven safe and successful in killing lice and nits while its conditioning formula keeps your kid’s hair soft, smooth and fragrant.

To know more about head lice prevention and treatment this summer, visit www.facebook.com/licealiz.
In this modern digital age, our memories are mostly kept in our computers, cellphones, and in social media. We rarely see homes that have photo albums in their coffee table and admittedly not even us. With all the thousand photos stored in my drive, it is so hard to pick only one and have it framed or printed because it's just a lot!

Simple Book

So when we moved to our new home, I thought, it will look better if we have pictures hanging on our walls. So I started printing photos and framed them. But then modern times calls for modern ways of making lives easier. So with the thousand photos stored in my drive, there are some hundreds of them stored in my social media accounts and these are the ones that are worth keeping. So what to do with those photos? Have them printed of course!

Photo canvas

Photobook is an application from your mobile phones which are both available in IOS and android devices. They make several projects out of your photos from picture books, hardcover picture books, photo prints, home decorations and calendars. Indeed, it is a unique and fun way to keep photos in your homes.

Out of curiosity, I tried their services. I downloaded their app on my mobile devices--both IOS and Android. I got three simple books in total and two canvas frames for my kids.

Here's what I loved about Photobook:

Highly Customizable. Since it is an app from your mobile phone, you are the ones in charge of editing according to your liking. All you need to do is follow the steps in the app and you are good.

Fast Delivery. If you are fond of shopping, you can say that this one really delivers fast considering that the origin is from Malaysia. All of my orders only took a week for it to be delivered to my doorstep. Not bad right?

Superb Quality. Once you upload your photos from your social media accounts through their app, they will prompt and tell you if the photo you uploaded has poor quality. Rest assured, the ones you will include in your picture books are the ones with good quality photos. When I got our picture books, I was really amazed of the picture and color quality. The colors were true to life even the canvas frames. 

Unique Photo Ideas. They offer so many photo project ideas from their app so you will never really ran out of projects to come up with. 

So there. Have you tried them? Share your thoughts in the comment section.  

For more details and exciting discounts, you may visit their facebook page here: Photobook Worldwide and website here: Photobook.
“You are defined by three things: your passion, your words and your loyalty. In business, I always believe that a man is as good as his words. Business is not about scheming or going under the table, but rather, strategizing and being successful through merits and keeping your promises. Loyalty and trust are earned through time and lost in a minute. Business is an opportunity to create relationships wherein all stakeholders are happy, in the ideal world. When faced with inevitable challenges, strive to stay positive, optimistic and endure. Failures create opportunities for us to become better versions of ourselves. Everything is about having setting a goal and achieving it, if circumstances do not lead you closer then it, then it only derails you. Always have a grateful heart and a purpose. These are the principles that I try to live by in business as well as in life.

As said so eloquently by the successful Executive Vice President of Filcredit Finance & Capital Development Corporation, Baldwin Cham Velasco, who has been with the company since May 2012. In just a span of 6 years, Velasco now manages a portfolio close to PHP500 million and manages all aspects of the financing company.

“I ensure the maximum recovery and collections of all regular, remedial, delinquent and bad accounts through negotiations, compromise, amicable settle and legal remedies. I make sure to exhaust all means necessary to collect through amicable settlements while maintaining good relations and proper documentation for the maximum security of Filcredit,” said Velasco.

Filcredit Finance and Capital Development Corporation (Filcredit) is a finance company that has been offering financial products and services since 1990. Filcredit provides a reliable source of working capital financing to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The company continues to further reinvent itself and is now diversifying their products, including micro financing in its financial offerings. Composed of a team of highly-skilled professionals, Filcredit’s goal is to help companies better manage their cash flow so they can focus more on production, sales, business development, and of course, increase their bottom line.

As with any financial company, Velasco admits that constant creativity and resourcefulness are very important aspects which are needed to successfully manage the company’s treasury and renegotiate with the company’s non-cooperative accounts and convert them into cooperative compliant ones.

“I lead a very lean organization while ensuring to manage the treasury of the company the best way I know how. I create various business solutions and remedies for various SMEs to ensure their continuous survival and further grow their business through financial partnering. I am very passionate of this and I believe that in business, as well as in life, there should always be a win-win solution, regardless of the situation,” added Velasco.

And to always achieve a win-win solution for both parties, Velasco says that it is crucial for people to always maintain good professional relationships with everyone around them, most importantly their banks and other financial institutions they are in business with. This way, their line of credit will always remain to be a viable option, should the need arises.

Velasco is in the business of managing relationships and as with this kind of business, relationship, being the operative word, is all about honesty, transparency, and trust. These three key traits comprise the secret to his success and continue to be the driving force to his management style.

“I truly believe that my success really stems from these three innate qualities – being honest, transparent, and being trustworthy. I always try to incorporate these in the work environment that I am in and manifest itself in how I work with people and vice versa. By championing these traits, whether it be in the workplace or with my clients, I find that when the trust has been established, the sense of security is increased and people start feeling more empowered, thus leading to more productivity and a better outlook on life. Yes, over time, these priorities may change but what should never change, is my personal commitment to be as open, honest and be as transparent as possible, with the people I work with, and this I feel has made all the difference,” said Velasco.

As an aspiring philanthropist, it is Baldwin’s passion to also help the gay community and is a donor at the Sustained Health Initiatives of the Philippines, focusing on empowering HIV-positive occasional or habitual drug users who want to change by providing them with medications, assistance, counseling and other interventions that would help them have better lives. Baldwin Cham Velasco took up Master of Arts in Psychology, Major in Industrial Organization, as well as Bachelor of Arts in Management.

Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.


Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.


Vivo executives led by Brand Director Annie Lim answered some of the questions of the media during the V9 press launch.


The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz as the host. They were formally welcomed by Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim who recapped the smartphone company’s feats in the Philippines. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2016, Vivo has been steadily rising to become the country’s top three brand with over 5,200 stores and 1.5 million users nationwide.


Vivo’s Jomari Morales followed Lim's remarks by presenting all the goods on the V9. She highlighted the Vivo V9’s 90% screen-to-body ratio, the 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual read camera, and the AI-powered photography for a “perfect view” and a “perfect shot.”


Morales also presented the Vivo V9’s improved game mode that would enable users to take calls or open other apps without pausing the gaming applications or play without any interruptions.


After her presentation, Vivo’s Junior Brand Manager Christian Jocson revealed that anyone can enjoy a V9 for a “perfect” price of Php17,990 with pre-orders beginning on March 26 until April 2.



Lim, Morales, Jocson, and Xian Gana from Vivo then answered the media’s questions during the Q&A. Their exchanges were focused on the Vivo’s plans in the Philippines and the V9's capabilities.


Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim acknowledged the smartphone brand’s partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, during the launch of the V9.


Vivo partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, were also recognized during the event during the ceremonial exchange of tokens. Lim handed the malls' representatives with a Little V doll.
Fresh faces of Vivo


Vivo also welcomed its newest endorsers, up-and-coming actors Edward Barber and Ivan Dorschner.



Barber is the onscreen partner of young actress Maymay Entrata who also joined the event. Entrata was the first who joined Vivo in September 2017 during the launch of the V7+. His endorsement deal with Vivo is something MayWard fans have been patiently waiting for since the pair already worked together for the smartphone brand during their first Making Mega shoot in Germany last year.


Dorschner, meanwhile, charmed the press with his good looks and charisma. He was one of Kuya’s guests in Pinoy Big Brother in 2010. Since then, he became one of GMA Network's top leading men after starring alongside young actress and fellow Vivo endorser Barbie Forteza in the primetime series "Meant To Be."


Aside from the launch of the new flagship smartphone V9,Vivo also introduced its newest endorsers, Ivan Dorschner and Edward Barber.


Barber, Entrata, and Dorschner also picked three lucky winners of the Vivo V9 during the raffle. They also joined the Vivo executives for a toast for the V9. Also with them onstage were other Vivo endorsers young pop soul singer Sassa Dagdag, acoustic singer-songwriter TJ Monterde, and balladeer Jason James Dy who closed the night with their performances.



About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo’s
Website at www.vivo.com/ph

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