Tuesday, February 4, 2020


You want to take care of that special garment that means so much to you so you take it to the dry cleaners. Unknown to you, it is immersed in a harmful dry cleaning chemical called Perchloroethylene, commonly called Perc. You get the dry cleaned garment, and the traces of Perc are home with you. Little by little, Perc is evaporated into our air and we breathe it in. It touches our skins. It is thrown into our rivers.

With this looming environment and health concerns, fashion designers, stylists, and enthusiasts have realized it is time to take a step forward towards sustainability in fashion and garment care.

Reviva Luxury Garment Care is wet cleaning. It cleans even the most sensitive dry clean only fabrics using only water and biodegradable cleaners to delicately protect your special clothes while protecting the environment.

Reviva brings Wet Cleaning Technology, invented by Kreussler Textile Care of Germany, to the Philippines and was officially launched during the event dubbed as “The Clean Launch” on January 28, 2020 in The Podium, Ortigas.

Over the years, studies have shown evidence of hazards brought by Perc-driven dry cleaning. Perc leads to health risks such as dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, loss of consciousness, limited memory loss, skin blistering, and visual and coordination issues. Prolonged exposure increases the risk of cancer. Improper disposal of Perc also poses environmental risks. While USA and Europe has seen the dangers of using Perc, in the Philippines, most dry cleaners still use it.

Reviva’s wet cleaning technology uses water and a cleaning agent called Lanadol to bring life to every fiber of the garment. Unlike laundry, wet cleaning uses special equipment that precisely controls the process.

Reviva allows processing all kinds of fabrics with different construction and trimmings so the most delicate and elaborate garments are taken care of. This includes haute couture, bespoke suits and tuxedos, dresses and baby garments, evening wear, bridal and ball gowns, wool, cashmere and garments with linings, beadwork and sequins. And yes, it cleans even leather and silk.

The fashion industry now shifts towards sustainability without sacrificing creativity and quality. In the Philippines, Reviva helps the industry and you to be at the frontline of this movement.

“We are proud to make wet cleaning technology available to the Philippines and combine it with the Filipino’s renowned gentleness and care. Reviva’s commitment to  customer satisfaction is uncompromising. We offer our 16 years of expertise in laundry and clothing care, ” Charmaine Ang, Reviva’s Managing Director said.

“We believe that it’s not enough that your garment looks clean. In Reviva, we check everything to make sure you get a garment that is safe from harmful chemicals and feels better when worn. Reviva gives you back your special garments making sure you would love to see, smell and touch and wear them again,” she added.

Some of the notable fashion designers that have been served by Reviva since it's soft launch were Francis Libiran, Happy Andrada, Renee Salud, Hannah Kong, Ryan Uson-Ablaza as well as RTW shops like Suit it up.  

Reviva’s services are available in its three strategically located shops in Venice Luxury Residences, McKinley; Aspire and Dream Tower, Eastwood; and The Podium, Ortigas. Customers can also book online to avail pick up and deliver services. Visit www.reviva.com.ph or like and follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/revivaph/ and Instagram page at www.instagram.com/revivaph.

Thursday, January 30, 2020


New Year, New Goals!  And I am pretty sure that one of your many goals this New Year has something to do with money > savings, investments, financial literacy, retirement fund, travel fund -  the list is endless. 

But one thing is for sure, we all want financial stability. But this is not very easy to do. There are challenges that we face everyday that we perceive as major road blocks to achieving financial stability. These are (1) cannot save for future expenses . (2) no money for unplanned expenses/emergencies . (3) source of income is not enough to provide for family's financial needs.


And how do Filipinos address these challenges?  (1) they manage their finances or do some budgeting  (2) spend only on planned purchases, which I always do as a housewife (3) invest money - the first two will help you survive, but investing will secure your future!


I am what you call a WISE investor. I choose my investments wisely. I follow the simple rule of "not putting all your eggs in one basket", because this is too risky for me. I choose to diversify my investments.  But where I put my eggs, depends heavily on research. 

Imagine this:  You want to buy shampoo. You are holding that basket because you want to find the best shampoo there is. You find the grocery aisle filled with different brands, all of them enticing you to buy them. But how do you make your choice? It pays to do your research, know your hair needs, and make that informed purchase.  Same with investments.


Why trust SUN LIFE?  SLAMCI or Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. remains to be the largest non-bank affiliated asset management company in the country, with Php 80 billion in Assets Under Management (AUM) as of January 10, 2020. The company manages 10 peso-dominated funds and five 5 dollar-denominated funds, which are distributed by over 2,500 Licensed Mutual Fund Advisors nationwide, ten bank partners including BDO Private Bank, EastWest, and Maybank, and six brokers namely COL Financial Philippines, First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation, AB Capital Securities, Inc., Rampver Financials, Unicapital Securities, Inc., and Wealth Securities, Inc.

SLAMCI achievements in 2019


Last year, SLAMCI launched the "Make It Mutual" Campaign, and it was successful.   

This year, SLAMCI is bringing back "Make It Mutual" - the highly successful investor education campaign - in a bid to encourage more Filipinos to make mutual funds their choice of investment, as they strive to achieve their financial goals.

Valerie Palma, SLAMCI President

Mylene Lopa, Chief Marketing Officer

"SLAMCI has been working hard to make investing more accessible and affordable to investors, and our latest initiatives will be featured in the latest "Make It Mutual" campaign," SLAMCI President Valerie Pama said. "Moreover, we hope to promote a long term mindset when it comes to their financial journey, so they can fully enjoy the benefits of their investments."

At the center of the new "Make It Mutual" campaign is a series of four digital videos which will highlight the ease of investing, where one can now open an account online through the Sun Life portal or mobile app for only Php1000; the importance of choosing the right fund so that it suits the investor's personality and priorities; and the need to invest regularly for the long term in order to stay on track one's financial goals.


The campaign which will be released on social media so it may be easily accessed and shared by viewers, will once again feature SLAMCI brand ambassador Matteo Guidicelli.

"I'm excited to once again be a part of the campaign," Matteo said.  "As somebody who invests in mutual funds and have personally experienced its benefits, I'm eager to advocate it so that more Filipinos will try it for themselves."

"Make it Mutual" is one of SLAMCI's many offering this 2020, as the company marks its 20th anniversary. 


All you have to do is visit sunlifefunds.com.  Just click on your desired mutual fund. Click the "BUY NOW" button.  Accomplish the online application form. Settle payment through preferred means. And that's it!   

This year, make that leap and change your life for the better.  Focus more on your financial journey with SLAMCI.  Don't wait, make that decision now. Is so easy... all just a click away!  #MakeItMutual . #SunLifePartnerForLife

Monday, January 27, 2020


In this age of innovation, change is inevitable.

Panasonic reiterates its commitment to create “A Better Life, A Better World” as it aims to contribute to the progress and development of society and to the happiness of people around the globe, highlighting its expertise in the Air Conditioning business in over 120 countries globally.

As we enter a new decade, Panasonic launches a new company that is dedicated to provide professional services for your air conditioning needs, the Panasonic Air Conditioning Philippines (PACPH).

With this development, PACPH promises to provide the best comfortable air solutions with innovative professional technologies and services to suffice every Filipino’s need from home to business solution.

Air conditioning nowadays does not only settle on cooling alone. As the name implies, air conditioners’ main purpose is to condition your indoor air, thus, Panasonic developed nanoe™ Technology that deodorizes, inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses, and is effective in dust removal to create a fresher and cleaner living environment.

Humans consume an average of 1.3kg of food, 1.2kg of water, and surprisingly breathe around 18kg of air daily. In order for us to live longer, and stay stronger, we need to care more about the air we breathe. That is why and how exactly we came up with our concept of Quality Air for Life, in line with Panasonic’s thrust of providing Japan Quality Air Conditioners to Filipino Families.

Panasonic Air Conditioning Training Center

Panasonic air conditioner is present in over 120 countries globally, and out of this 120 countries, the Philippines is one of the fastest growing market.

Committed to provide only the best for the Filipino customers, PACPH opened their Air Conditioning Training Center that supports their responsibility in providing product knowledge and skills enhancement to serve their customers with utmost capability.

The main objective of this training center is to introduce relevant training programs geared to address issues on knowledge improvement on Panasonic products, by educating their customers. Another goal is to provide skills development of technical personnel, engineers, and staff for effective after sales servicing.

The specialized team will work hand in hand to respond to inquiries and formulate solutions, thereby, improving delivery speed and widening its logistics coverage throughout the country. Panasonic also expanded its warehouse capacity and locations to ensure sufficient stocks of parts and goods are available at any given time.

Taking a cue from the massive infrastructure investment of the Philippine Government under its “Build! Build! Build!” program, Panasonic continuously focuses in providing premium Japan Quality products to its customers as our contribution to society.

The success of the program is expected to help bring down the costs of production, encourage investments in the countryside, make the movement of goods and people more efficient, and create more jobs for Filipinos.

This is to ensure that we can continue to fulfill Panasonic’s commitment, mindful of their dedication to quality, safety, and sustainable development.

Through better air conditioning solutions, Panasonic aims to provide care for every Filipino family - that’s #AlagangPanasonic.

Learn more about Panasonic Air Conditioners: https://bit.ly/2NC5h0u
Get the latest updates and promos or learn more about the #AlagangPanasonic campaign on the Panasonic Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PanasonicPhilippines/