Comprehensive Cleft Care Center now in Cebu

Smile Train _ ARC Launch

CEBU, PHILIPPINES July 21, 2021 – In line with the organization’s 20th year in the Philippines, Smile Train, together with its long-time partner, Mabuhay Deseret Foundation, and Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospitals is launching the first Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) center in Cebu. Through this partnership, comprehensive cleft care services will be made more accessible to cleft-affected individuals and families in the region.

Since Smile Train partnered with local medical professionals and hospitals in the Philippines in 2001, the world’s largest cleft organization has achieved several milestones. The cleft charity has been able to partner with over 50 partner hospitals and organizations and strives to be able to provide its services closer to Filipinos. Through these partners, Smile Train has also been able to support more than 64,000 cleft surgeries nationwide.

Mabuhay Deseret Foundation, a non-profit organization that facilitates medical treatment and care for those in need, including those born with a cleft, has been a partner of Smile Train since 2008.

ARC Hospital, located in Lapu-Lapu City, was established in 2015. It aspires to improve access to quality healthcare in the country by forging partnerships with internationally recognized organizations to be able to provide advance and world-class services to the patients they serve.

With the commitment to help Cebuanos in need and the synergy of healthcare experts and the topnotch facilities of ARC Hospital, the Smile Train Cleft Center at ARC Hospital is well-positioned to provide safe, quality and timely comprehensive cleft care services to the community. Individuals living in Cebu and nearby provinces who are unable to afford cleft care, will be able to benefit from these services such as surgery, nutrition support, orthodontic and dental treatment, and speech therapy at no cost.

The launch of the Cleft Center at ARC Hospital marks a new milestone for Smile Train in the Philippines as the organization continues to expand the number of its comprehensive cleft centers (CCCs) across the country as a way to reach more Filipinos in need. This goes hand-in-hand with the country’s first Filipino speech therapy mobile application which Smile Train has recently launched during the pandemic, as a response to the need of patients and families to receive comprehensive cleft care at the safety and comfort of their homes.

For more information about Smile Train’s global efforts and to donate, please visit
smiletrain.org. To learn more about Smile Train’s local programs in the Philippines, please visit smiletrain.ph, follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines. The Smile Train Philippines mobile application can be downloaded via Google Play and App Store.

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About Smile Train
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.ph. For more information about Smile Train’s work in the Philippines, please contact [email protected].

About Mabuhay Deseret Foundation
Founded in 1988, the Mabuhay Deseret Foundation (a Charity Vision Int’l affiliate) has provided thousands free and subsidized operations every year to correct medical conditions such as cataracts, crossed eyes, cleft lip and palate, burn contractions, post polio and clubfeet for the poor. To learn more about Mabuhay Deseret Foundation’s work, please visit mabuhaydeseretfoundation.org.

About Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospitals
Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospitals is a private healthcare facility that was established on August 17, 2015 to cater to the residents of Metro Cebu with a focus on the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Cordova. ARC Hospitals aspires to improve the healthcare landscape in the Philippines. To learn more about ARC, please visit http://www.archospitals.org.

Super Metro Colon is on Mid-Year Clearance Sale

It’s now the middle of the year, the time when many stores are holding big sales. But do you know who’s slashing their prices more?

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If you are looking for heavily discounted appliances, electronic, mattresses, homewares, travel gears, shoes or new clothes, you’re sure to find some hefty savings at the Metro Department Store Mid-Year Clearance Sale on June 30 to July 18, 2021.

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The 19-day campaign, touted as Metro’s greatest markdown sale, is giving away up to 70% off on great selections storewide.

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The mid-year clearance sale is happening at all Metro Department stores in Visayas and Luzon. Super Metro Colon, the appointed outlet store of The Metro Stores, will also be joining in the monster-savings event. As an outlet store, prices at Super Metro Colon are substantially cheaper than its sister stores and most items will be discounted during the mid-year clearance sale.

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“This is the perfect time to shop and stock up. There will be thousands and thousands of items in store with markdowns. Shoppers should take advantage of these deals,” says AVP for Marketing Rosita Jose.

Consumers looking for bargains will surely have a most satisfying shopping experience here.
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If you want to know more about the great deals, come to the nearest Metro Department Store nearest you. Happy shopping but please be mindful of the safety protocols. Wear your mask and face shield and observe social distancing.

For more details and updates, visit the Metro Retail Group website at www.metroretail.com.ph, Facebook page at facebook.com/TheMetroStores, and Instagram at @themetrostores.ph

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Shrimp Pad Thai (From Maya Adam)

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We love Shrimp Pad Thai. Was able to taste it at Lemon Grass Resto in Ayala Malls, Cebu. This is also available in the stalls of Cebu’s Sugbo Mercado but the original flavor is hot and spicy. Pad Thai is a Thailand dish. It is made with rice noodles, chicken, beef or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts. Because the original flavor is hot and spicy, I had to look for other options that can suit our palate. I found it from Maya Adam.

Maya Adam’s original recipe can be found through Coursera’s Stanford Introduction to Food and Health. I have to substitute some that is locally available like kalamansi for lime or basil leaves instead of cilantro :) Nevertheless, we love how it turned out.

Shrimp Pad Thai
(Adapted from Maya Adam)

MommyAfterWork Shrimp Pad Thai - Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • ¼ kl shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • Sesame oil
  • 3 pcs garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • mung bean sprouts, blanched
  • 200 grams rice noodles
  • boiling water
  • paprika (optional)
  • salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • juice of 7 pcs kalamansi
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp fish sauce

For the garnish:

  • parsley
  • basil leaves, chopped

Directions:

  1. To make the sauce, in a bowl, mix together fresh kalamansi juice, brown sugar, and fish sauce. Adjust taste to your liking and set aside.
  2. In a pot, boil water. Blanch the mung bean sprouts for 1 minute.
  3. In a separate pot, boil another water for the rice noodles. When boiling, turn off heat and place the rice noodles in the pot. Let the noodles cook for approximately 5-10 minutes. Stir the noodles in the water to prevent from sticking. Set aside without draining the water.
  4. In a small bowl, crack eggs and break the yolk. In the pan, add in sesame oil and lightly scramble the eggs. Remove the scrambled egg from the pan.
  5. In the same pan, over medium high heat, add in sesame oil to the pan, sauté the shallots and garlic for about 1 minute.
  6. Strain the noodles.
  7. Add shrimps with small amount of salt and pepper and sauté them for 1-2 minutes or until they turn pink. You may want to sprinkle paprika and toss them, to add some color.
  8. Add the noodles and drizzle the sauce over. Add in blanched mung bean sprouts and gently toss them together or until the sauce is all soaked into the noodles.
  9. Garnish with basil and parsley.

Enjoy!

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JobStreet PH launches Virtual Career Fair on Labor Day

Living up to its commitment to provide jobs that matter across the country, leading online job portal JobStreet is going hyperlocal as it launches its dedicated microsite for Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao as well as its upcoming virtual career fair with the selected Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Offices in time for the upcoming Labor Day.

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The initiatives also help boost the job market in provinces as the public is encouraged to decongest Metro Manila following the on-going pandemic.

Jobseekers from Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao can now browse thousands of jobs available in their locality through the respective microsites. Candidates can also learn from work-life guides and advice from JobStreet’s career hub which will be written in their local dialect.
Jobstreet PH Virtual Career Fair_Cebu“Many Filipinos recently returned to their provinces because of layoffs or the new work from home arrangements and this caused a shift in the labor market. We’ve also observed that candidates from major provinces have increased their activities in terms of platform website visits, which is why we really targeted to promote local employment and provide them valuable support in their career through their own dialect,” said JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca.

This coming May 1-3, 2021, over 100 companies from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have participated in the upcoming Virtual Career Fair, offering thousands of jobs nationwide. Candidates from different regions will also have a chance to experience engaging features such as live chats, on-the-spot interviews with HR representatives, and companies’ virtual booths. In addition, DOLE Regional Offices will accommodate concerns and questions from candidates via chat in the platform.

Jobseekers can join the online raffle as JobStreet goes live on its official Facebook Page on the first day of the Virtual Career Fair on May 1 at 5:00PM.

“We appreciate DOLE and the participating regions for trusting to partner with JobStreet in this initiative. We’re hoping that the Virtual Career Fair would be able to reach out to more jobseekers across the country who are looking for opportunities at this time,” shared Gioca.

The Virtual Career Fair is now open for pre-registration through http://bit.ly/JobStreetDOLEVCF.

Provincial microsites are also accessible via
http://bit.ly/JobStreetIloilo
http://bit.ly/JobStreetCebu
http://bit.ly/JobStreetDavao

 About JobStreet

JobStreet is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. JobStreet currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.

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Metro Danao Celebrates Grand Opening With 10-Day Sale

Great offers await customers as Metro Danao celebrates its grand opening on April 24, 2021 with a 10-day sale dubbed “Metro Danao Grand Opening Sale” from April 24 to May 3.

The compact two-level store held its soft opening last February with a gift-giving activity for shoppers in Danao City. Community members also had a preview of what to expect when the store fully opens.

Located at Sands Gateway Mall along Central Nautical Highway in Brgy. Suba, Danao City, Metro Danao offers shoppers a shopping experience like no other providing them access to a wide selection of exciting products at prices generally lower than other retailers.

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Starting April 24, shoppers can get up to 70% off on great selections at the department store, earn double MRC points until April 30, and qualify for the P50 Peso Deals wherein featured items can be purchased for only P50. Shoppers need to present a single receipt with at least P2,000 purchase to avail of the promo.

Big savings also await shoppers at the Supermarket as international goods, personal and homecare essentials, beverage and snacks items, fresh meat, produce and frozen food will be discounted during the 10-day sale. In addition, Metro Business Card and Metro Rewards Card holders with a minimum, single-receipt purchase, cash or credit (P2,000, P3,000 or P50,000) will receive a gift: choice of 1 kl rice, 2 kls rice, 1L dishwashing liquid or 1L vegetable oil.

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On weekends of April 24-25 and May 1-2, Metro bakery Suisse Cottage will hold a special promo for its freshly baked goodies: P49 Sandwich Bread for the first 20 customers, Buy One Take One on select breads, and Chiffon Cake-Upside Down Bundle for P189. And for every P50 purchase, customers can get free Coffee Americano, Iced Tea or Lemonade.

More treats and surprises await everyone when they shop at Metro Danao during the 10-day sale. Come and have fun shopping. Metro assures customers of a safe shopping experience with its stringent health and safety protocols as customers are required to use face masks and face shields and observe social distancing while inside the store.Metro Danao Opening Sale - HomeMetro Danao Opening Sale - Appliances

For more details and updates, visit the Metro Retail Group website at www.metroretail.com.ph, Facebook page and Instagram.

#MetroDanao #TheMetroStores

Metro Sidewalk Sale Returns on March 15-21

The Metro Retail Stores Group will hold  its first major sale of the year in a bid to bring the public back to its stores and to reengage them with what the retail giant has to offer.
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The Metro Sidewalk Sale will offer a great selection of top brands, apparel, baby needs, home stuff, sports and fitness at up to 70% off on March 15 to 21.
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“The Sidewalk Sale is one of our largest annual sale promotions nationwide. It is a great opportunity to see what Metro has to offer as well as score great deals on select and current merchandise. We have plenty of specials and discounts in this week-long sale,” said Metro Stores AVP for Marketing Rose Jose.

Shoppers may avail of the discount from men’s and ladies’ wear, kids and toys, to appliance and electronics, sports, home improvement and furniture, and grocery. It’s going to be a rewarding shopping especially for all Metro Rewards Card (MRC) members as they get to double their points and receive gifts for minimal single-receipt purchase, cash or credit at the supermarket.

There will also be special buys wherein for every single receipt purchase worth P1500 at the Department Store entitles the customer to get up to 50% discount on featured items.

This year’s sidewalk sale is held longer to give shoppers ample time to shop. Non MRC members may apply for membership within the 7-day sale period or anytime they are free. All they have to do is approach the Customer Service, fill up the form and pay the card fee.

For every one’s safety, Metro adheres to health protocols and requires shoppers to wear face mask and face shield, and observe social distancing while inside the store. For a safer and more convenient shopping, shop online at http://shop.themetrostores.ph.

For more details and updates, visit the Metro Retail Group website at www.metroretail.com.ph, Facebook page at TheMetroStores, and Instagram <@themetrostores.ph>.

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Our Version of Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake, one of the famous dish during the pandemic. It is an innovative version from the original Japanese rolled sushi. I am always been a fan of Japanese dishes and sushi is one of my favorite treats but I find it difficult to do the rolling. With this sushi bake, the baking method seems more friendly.

It is still on hype nowadays and I thought I’d share our version :)

How to make?

  1. Prepare a pan for baking, and spread the following layers evenly, lightly press down:
  • Sushi Rice
    – we don’t have Japanese variety of rice so we used Ganador or Jasmine rice instead. Once cooked, we mixed it with rice vinegar, mined onions, salt and sugar.
  • Furikake
    – this is a seasoning that contains bonito flakes, seaweeds, sesame seeds, sugar, salt, and MSG
    uses to mix with cooked rice or sprinkle it on top.
  • Kani mixture
    – Kani is a flavored imitation crab meat. We steamed it prior and once cool down, we mixed it with Japanese mayo. We added steamed hotdogs to the mixture too.
  • Scrambled eggs
    – next layer is the scrambled eggs, we used sesame oil to add flavor.

2. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.

3. Remove from oven and place diced mangoes and cucumber to complete the dish.

You have the option to topped with avocado or more mayonnaise or furikake, that’s the beauty of this dish, there are plenty of variations to choose from. Enjoy.

Gone in minutes after serving. The family love it. :)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With The Metro Stores

Valentine’s Day is two days away and if you are still looking for gifts for all the ones you hold dear, consider The Metro Stores.

Metro has curated gift ideas that will surely express your love, adoration and appreciation to another (or yourself). From trinkets to iconic pieces, the Metro collection will surely impress everyone.

Romantic dresses and trendy accessories for girlfriend, sexy lingerie and pretty shoes for wife, timeless handbags for mom, perfume, blusher or any self-care favorites for kikay sis, woven polo for boyfriend, shorts and loafers for dad, sneakers for brother, and more choices for shirts, pants, belts and tie for the special men in your life —at a price point that won’t hurt your wallet.
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If you’re up for a bigger splurge, it might be time for new sofa set, a refrigerator, dining set, mattress and pillow — Metro Home has high-quality options.

And finally, to sweeten your Valentine’s Day celebration, swing by the Metro Supermarket for its Super Sweet Deals where selected chocolates are at 14% off, some brands have Buy One Take One offer while some have Bundle Deals. Then there’s the Suisse Cottage Valentine’s cakes for less than P500.
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A selection of liquor and wine is also available at a discount so go ahead grab a bottle or two to make your celebration more romantic.

Celebrate love in The Metro. Check out all the offerings here: https://www.themetrostores.ph/department-store/catalogs/

Special offers are also available online at http://shop.themetrostores.ph

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#InLoveWithMetro2021

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Bayanihan for WellBeing Virtual Conference for a Healthier Philippines

Covid-19 changed almost everything. For us, work schedule shifts to WFH setup, others lost their jobs. Kids shift to online learning style making them stuck at the laptop screens for a longer time. Staying home 24/7. Apprehensive to go outside for fear of contracting the virus. Experiencing cabin fever for being isolated from family and friends. Kids suffered the most, lonely and missing the outdoor activities knowing its their innate nature of being playful and sociable.

Looking for ways to cope the pandemic financially, physically and mentally is really challenging. So glad that a group of professionals in cooperation of government agencies is advocating for a Healthier Philippines.

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The Bayanihan for WellBeing Initiative led by Unilab Foundation, Inc., is bringing us the first-ever Filipino Family WellBeing Virtual Conference February 12-13, 2021 with a theme “Pagsulong ng Pamilyang Pilipino sa Panahon ng Pagbabago” is set to addressing issues related to family wellbeing.

The 2-day conference will have three sessions that will be delving into different aspects of Filipino family wellbeing, raise awareness on its value and impact on the mental health of the family, which can hopefully build meaningful partnerships and cultivate a culture of family wellbeing promotion.

The focus areas include:

  • AWARENESS-RAISING on the understanding and importance of ffamily wellbeing during
    the time of pandemic.
  • BUILDING MEANINGFUL AND GAINFUL PARTNERSHIPS by gathering healthcare professional, counselors, teachers, parents/guardians, and other allied professions to share their knowledge and insights on how we can strengthen Filipino families in the time of pandemic.
  • CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF FAMILY WELLBEING PROMOTION by advocating for family wellbeing as an essential element in mental health and psychosocial support in all levels of the society.

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Challenges of the Filipino Family

In 2020, Filipino families went through various challenges brought about by the pandemic and natural calamities, creating drastic changes in family dynamics, such as financial and economic concerns. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), 73.5% of Filipino households had at least one member of the family experience job loss or workload reduction. This resulted to financial instability, with 85% of households experiencing financial difficulty during the pandemic.
In terms of psychological impact, a study entitled “Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines (Tee, 2020)” showed that a significant percentage, ranging from 13% to almost 17% of respondents have rated the psychological impact of the pandemic, its effects on depressive symptoms and anxiety levels to be moderate to severe. Meanwhile, the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) noted a significant increase in monthly calls from 80 pre-lockdown to nearly 400 during the quarantine.
Meanwhile, among the unprecedented social concerns that surfaced during the lockdown is families worrying over their children’s education when schools shifted to online, remote, or distance learning. Children who would normally play outside are required to stay within their homes and adults who have shifted to working from home now had to balance household and career responsibilities, according to a 2020 report by the Humanitarian and Social Research Center (INSAMER).

Role of Family Wellbeing

Family wellbeing is central to addressing issues associated with these challenges. The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) defines family wellbeing simply as the “safety, health, and financial security of the whole family”, which encompasses both physical and mental health.
The vision of the Bayanihan for WellBeing (BWB) Initiative is for mental health and family wellbeing to be holistic, inclusive, and empowering, targeting particularly families in the Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to join the discussion. The BWB Collaborative is led by Unilab Foundation, Inc. through its Heads Up PH program with the support of the Philippine Psychiatric Association, Psychological Association of the Philippines, Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association, and Philippine Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Executive Director of Unilab Foundation Lilibeth Aristorenas shared, “Months long after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Filipinos still experience the effects of social confinement, financial disruptions, and burdens of work-life integration. Amplified by different crises in the past year, these stressors continue to debilitate the youth, families, and communities from maximizing their daily life activities. “
“It is in uncertain times like this that mental health and wellbeing must be put at the forefront to address these stresses. Forming healthy familial relationships do not only help the youth cope with the effects of crises but are also essential helping them feel love and security, which impacts their brain development and sense of self and helps them grow up to become confident and resilient individuals,” added Aristorenas.

The Filipino Family WellBeing Conference is completely free and open to all from medical and health professionals and development workers to educators, parents, and the youth.

To join the event, you can register at bit.ly/FFWC2021RegForm and watch the livestream at the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page at facebook.com/BayanihanForWellBeing.

Support

You can also support the event by donating a Bayanihan for WellBeing Resiliency Play Bag, which is composed of:
(1) Toys like sipa and kickball, which are intended to help children release tension;
(2) Cape and mask which they could design, allowing them to identify their strengths and make them feel like Superheroes; and
(3) Writing and coloring sheets to encourage their creativity and help them express their emotions.
Resiliency Play Bag
For as little as Php250 / $5.00, you can help raise a resilient child by providing them with materials to help them express themselves and develop coping strategies. Donations can be done via bank deposit with the details below:

Unilab Foundation, Inc.
BPI Mandaluyong
Account number 0181-0489-72 (Swift code: BOPIPHM)

Please send a photo of your deposit slip to: [email protected]
You may also donate via PayPal at [email protected] and send a screenshot of your transaction to [email protected]

For suggestions and inquiries on the event including partnership and sponsorship opportunities, you may visit the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page for more details.

You may also contact Camille Mendoza at 0917-867-4169 or Jefferson Hilario at 0917-326-2092.

Together, let’s build a mentally healthy Philippines, one family at a time.

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Lamoiyan Donates Hygiene Products to DepEd

Lamoiyan Corporation, a leading manufacturer of personal hygiene and home care products in the country, has donated over one million worth of Lamoiyan products to Department of Education (DepEd) in Visayas and Mindanao as it celebrates the 5th year of Kilusang Kontra Kuto (Movement Against Head Lice) initiative.

DepEd Region VII Team as they accepted the donations from Lamoiyan Corporation

DepEd Region VII Team as they accepted the donations from Lamoiyan Corporation

In support of DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan amidst the pandemic, Lamoiyan Corporation distributed packs of Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo, Hapee Toothpaste, and Dazz Dishwashing Liquid to selected regions for distribution among the students.

DepEd Region X Northern Mindanao receives hygiene products from Lamoiyan Corporation

DepEd Region X Northern Mindanao receives hygiene products from Lamoiyan Corporation

Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo initiated Kilusang Kontra Kuto (KKK) in 2016, a coalition that has been battling head lice infestation nationwide for a kuto-free Philippines. The campaign includes yearly nationwide shampoo activity in schools in its commitment to fight head lice infestation or pediculosis and eliminate the social stigma associated with it.

In light of the 5th year of this initiative, Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz aimed to support DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan in the time of COVID-19 (BE-LCP). This is the department’s response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 which covers the most essential learning competencies, multiple learning delivery modalities for teachers, required health standards in schools, and more.

“We are grateful for DepEd for being very supportive of our KKK campaign. With our long-running partnership with them, we were able to visit several schools in Visayas and Mindanao, do shampooing activities among students, and share the correct way of combatting head lice since 2016,” said Lamoiyan Corporation Vice President for Marketing Bing Cavestany.
“Although students now are practicing distance learning and we temporarily cannot do our annual activities due to the COVID-19 crisis, Licealiz would like to consistently promote health and personal hygiene through our humble donation as children or even family members are still susceptible to head lice infestation no matter the circumstances, especially with many staying at home and in close quarters during the pandemic,” she added.

Aside from encouraging good oral hygiene, Lamoiyan is also advocating the correct way of treating head lice infestation, which is considered the second most common health problem of public school children after tooth decay.
Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo effectively kills lice and nits after two weeks of use and prevents lice infestation 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.

For more information on head lice prevention and other Lamoiyan products, log on to www.facebook.com/licealiz or visit www.lamoiyan.com.