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Starting a healthy lifestyle is made easy with Unilab Run United for Wellness at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on March 7.
Unilab Run United for Wellness is a health and wellness event for the family with running as a core activity. Besides the 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, and 21 km categories for adults, there is also a 500 meter dash for kids to help parents get their children started on a fitness lifestyle.
Family members can also consult for free with running coaches and fitness experts at the Unilab Wellness Village. It is divided into health zones such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Seniors’ Health, and General Adults’ Health to cater to the specific needs of each family member. Aside from free consultations, the health zones also have interactive games and challenges that family members can enjoy.
Runners and their families can register online at www.unilabwellnessevents.com.ph until Feb. 15 or through in-store registration at Runnr store at The Fort and Planetsports outlets in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Rockwell, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, and Marquee Mall Pampanga starting Jan. 30 until Feb. 28.
Unilab Run United for Wellness is the first corporate-initiated wellness event of Unilab, the country’s largest and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company that’s behind trusted brands like Alaxan, Ceelin, Enervon, Myra E, Skelan, and Solmux, among many others.
Organized by Finishline for the run and AdStaunch for the wellness village, the event is also made possible by partners like New Balance, Timex, Fitness First, Summit Water, 100Plus, Nature Valley, Photovendo, Bullrunner, and Run Radio.
For all running enthusiasts and aspiring runners, registration for Unilab’s Run United for Wellness is now open. To register, just visit the Run United for Wellness website.
Here’s the Run United poster for other details:
This is a very timely Christmas TVC from Unilab. The TVC talks about how life for all Filipinos would still move forward despite the tragedies that we experienced this year.
Umulan man ng pagsubok,
mananatili pa ring matibay ang samahan.
Umalon man ng hamon,
mangingibabaw pa rin ang lakas ng katawan.
Basta lahat tayo’y sama-sama
‘Di matitinag ang Pilipino.
Tuloy pa din ang Pasko
Have you seen the new Enervon Prime TV commercial? I first saw this on Facebook and it was an “awww….” moment for me.
My dad is 70 years old and I’m fortunate that his memory is still good. I can relate to this TV commercial because I dote on my father and think of him as the most decent guy I’ve ever known and will ever know. I hope you like this TV commercial just as much as I do.
Holy Week is fast approaching and I’m sure that most of Metro Manila residents will pack their bags and head to the province. Whether you’re traveling to your favorite summer destination or just going home to spend the Holy Week, make sure you check your car so that it is in tiptop shape.
But more importantly, check your health and your family’s to ensure that you stay healthy during the Holy Week. There’s nothing worse than a cranky child because he’s suffering from diarrhea or a whiny teenager because she left her favorite lotion at home.
On April 8 and 9, do drop by Unilab’s Healthcare on the Road, a health assistance program to families traveling via South Luzon and North Luzon Expressway. Just drop by Shell Muntinlupa (SLEX) and Shell Balagtas, Bulacan (NLEX) and avail of free medical check-ups and product samples. Unilab is giving out free Travel Health Kit so that families can enjoy their vacation without the worries.
Have you guys seen the newest TV commercial of Enervon featuring teen star Kim Chiu? It’s such a cute TVC. In the first few frames, you’ll see Kim Chiu sliding down the floor. In the succeeding frames, you’ll realize that Kim Chiu makes use of this sliding when she sees a one-day sale. Sliding through as the door accordion goes up, she becomes the first person to buy a nice pair of shoes.
This TVC is the cutest I’ve seen in years as Kim Chiu shows a very sincere and enthusiastic emotion after getting that nice pair of shoes. The TVC ends with Kim Chiu feeling giddy about her new purchase and shouting “HAPPINESS!!” . Here’s the TVC for your viewing pleasure:
Spending my morning scanning the pages of newspapers, I saw a one-page ad of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Philippine Daily Inquirer, announcing that it has dropped the prices of most of its major medicines by 30 to 50 percent. This was supplemented by a press release in Commuter Express, stating that the campaign aims to make quality medicines affordable to more Filipinos.
This got me thinking. Why only now, GSK?
GSK has been in the Philippines for several years now. It is known for its banner asthma brand Ventolin, a product my sister-in-law uses. I myself have patronized Gardasil, GSK’s anti-cervical vaccine. Hindi matatawaran ang galing ng GSK (no one can doubt the quality of GSK products).
But the move to reduce its prices leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Why only now? For years, medicines in the country are so expensive that not all Filipinos can afford them. If not for the efforts of Unilab and Pascual Lab, I can just imagine the plight of millions of Filipinos who cannot get well because they can’t afford to buy the medicines.
And now that the Cheaper Medicines Bill has been enacted into law, allowing Filipinos to have access to quality and affordable medicines, I feel that this price reduction move of GSK is just a sorry attempt to save GSK’s bottom line. Honestly, if GSK was really concerned with the welfare of the Filipino people, GSK could have slashed its prices many years ago. The attempt to reduce GSK’s prices just reeks of insincerity.
And here’s the fine print. Below the print ad are three bullet points, stating the conditions of the price reduction scheme. The first two bullet points are okay but the third one is the clincher
1. Ang pagbaba ng presyo o discount ay maaaring magbago depende sa gamot, pero halos lahat ay nasa 30-50% range. (The price reduction or discount may change depending on the medicine, but almost all prices are within the 30-50% range.)
2. Kumunsulta sa doktor para malaman kung angkop sa iyo ang mga gamot na ito. Kailangan ng reseta ng doktor para makabili ng mga ito. (Consult with your doctor regarding the most appropriate medicine for your health condition. A prescription is required to buy these medicines.)
3. Maliban sa reseta, kinakailangang sumali sa patient programs para makakuha ng discount sa mga gamot na gamit sa mga pang-matagalang sakin. Sumangguni sa inyong doktor para makasali. (Aside from the prescription, you need to join GSK’s patient programs to avail of the discounts for maintenance drugs. Ask your doctor on how to join.)
Why is the third point important? The third point merely tells us that the price reduction is not good for everyone, that to be able to avail of the discount, one has to join GSK’s patient programs. But what if the patient doesn’t want to join the program but is in dire need of the medicines? Does it mean he will not be able to avail of the discount? What if the patient is not aware of the program but his family needs to buy the medicines right away? Does the patient have to go through all the process of registration, processing and all to avail of the discount?
Truth be told, if GSK wants to safeguard public health, then it should just reduce its prices across-the-board and without the need to enrol a patient in a program. Unilab and Pascual are able to do this. Their prices are affordable across-the-board. If local pharmaceutical companies like Unilab and Pascual can do it, then I don’t see any reason why GSK can’t follow suit.
I just bought the newly launched Myra E Daily Sun Protect Facial Moisturizer. This is the newest offering of the Myra E line, manufactured by Unilab.
I’m not into moisturizing (I’m the worst nightmare of beauty experts) but I have to say that I like this product. It doesn’t leave my face, feeling dry, itchy or heavy. In fact, I feel a lot refreshed after applying it.
It’s also nice to note that Myra E Daily Sun Protect contains SPF 15 to protect users from the harmful effects of the sun. It’s perfect for everyday use and, for someone like me who always goes out of the office for lunch, it’s nice to know that my face is protected from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.
And consistent with the entire Myra E line (Facial Moisturizer, Myra E 300 and 400, and Hand & Body Lotion), the new Myra E Daily Sun Protect is enriched with vitamin E.
Myra E Daily Sun Protect comes in 50mL bottles at P90 each. You can buy them from any Watson’s, Mercury and grocery outlets nationwide.