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Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, De La Salle University celebrate 500 years of Culture, History, Faith

December 14, 2021 9:00 p.m

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc. (CLFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of micro-financial services provider, Cebuana Lhuillier, partnered with De La Salle University (DLSU) in solidarity with the National Quincentennial Committee and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to commemorate 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines alongside the country’s valuable part in the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan.

The event was held online with the theme, “Inspiration in Mission: A Commemoration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines,” which celebrates the long-standing linkages between the Philippines and Spain in culture, history, and faith. Held recently, the event was attended by religious and academic institutions, including those represented by members of the Association of Catholic Universities in the Philippines (ACUP) as well as various diplomatic missions in the country.

The event was part of the National Quincentennial Celebrations commemorating the historical milestones that led to the discovery of the Philippines and the start of Philippines-Spain relations. The online festivity centered on the historical aspect of the culture of the two countries and how religion became an integral part of the Filipinos’ identity.

Kicking off the festivities were welcome messages from Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier and DLSU President, Bro. Bernard Oca; followed by messages from His Excellency Jorge Moragas Sanches, Ambassador of Spain in the Philippines and his counterpart, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Philippine Ambassador in Spain. Both cited the productive and progressive relations of Spain and the Philippines going on for five centuries now.

“Today, we commemorate the beginnings of a significant and profound relationship between the Philippines and Spain. The first-round-the-world voyage resulted in a shared history and friendship that has existed for the past 500 years. This relationship has led to important traces of Spanish influences in our culture that make up our Filipino identity,” Ambassador Lhuillier mentioned.

Featured in the online event was the launching of PJ Lhuillier Museum Virtual Concierge, displaying the vast collection of religious relics and artifacts of Ambassador Lhuillier. A series of webinars and learning sessions were also conducted during the event that discussed the development of Christian faith in the country, based on the research of key subject matter experts.

“We believe that it is important for us to look back on our rich history and know the origin of our faith, for us to have a progressive future. Celebrating this momentous event is a big step to further broaden our knowledge and understanding of our values and culture as Filipinos,” First Vice President and Group Head for CLFI, Jonathan Batangan said.

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Glow with VCO!

April 21, 2022 4:59 p.m.

Mestiza has been in the business of making the skin of every woman, in different walks of life glow with confidence. The secret lies in the formula of their healthy skin soap, with varieties for all skin types.

We know that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, so Mestiza sourced the finest raw natural ingredients the Philippines has to offer, with ingredients ranging from calamansi, papaya, banana, carrots, and VCO.

The soap contains the combined essential vitamins and health benefits of the said components to restore the skin’ optimum health making it look glowing, making you feel confident.

Among these ingredients, VCO is considered the star.

The lauric acid found in coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, which can help kill bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation.

Additionally, VCO contains high levels of linoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that can be used as an emollient and skin soother.

Mestiza contains the highest level of VCO in the market with 33% on their original soap while 40% on the prime variants which cater to different skin types.

Here are the benefits of VCO on the skin:



Reduces the appearance of lines

It moisturizes and smoothes the skin

Eases inflammation

Mestiza wanted to share these truly amazing natural ingredients in soap form for your skin to look healthy and glowing. For you to feel best, you need to feel confident.

For inquiries and orders, visit or call hotline 0917-3156192 / 0922-8887884. Available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

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Mother Nature knows best

April 12, 2022 8:30 p.m.

They say that our skin can affect the perceptions of our appearance. If your skin is glowing, you can feel more confident. That’s because glowing skin shows that you are healthy and you take care of your skin.

When people look good, they typically feel better and more confident about themselves. However, to achieve that healthy glow, one must create a consistent skincare regime with the right products made with natural ingredients — Yes!

Nature is still key and the undisputed source of glow. Time to reveal the secret to healthy glowing skin with Mestiza made with nature’s most powerful ingredients! Include Mestiza in your daily skincare routine and boost your confidence with glowing skin!

For inquiries and orders, visit or call hotline 0917-3156192 / 0922-8887884. Available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

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LG helps women wear their best

March 31, 2022 6:40 p.m.

As the whole world celebrates Women’s Month, we find ourselves looking back throughout history about the role women played and how it has evolved today. It’s an uphill battle, but year after year, the gender gap is slowly getting narrower. The goal of equality, freedom, and empowerment is within reach.

Technology plays a large role in breaking down stereotypes. New innovations and groundbreaking advances in technology give anyone the ability to do jobs and chores that were otherwise gendered.

Housework, for example, has always been a role assigned to women by default. LG has invested in numerous products aimed at giving women the freedom to explore their lives, outside the regular household chores

LG, one of the trailblazers in technology and innovation, remains steadfast in its goal of simplifying work to make life good.

Through the simplicity and hassle-free nature of LG home appliances, everyone, especially women, are given more time and freedom to pursue and live the kind of life they want. LG continuously commits to creating innovative products to support women. 

In its Women’s Month campaign, LG focuses on how its clothing care solutions, consisting of washing machines and dryers, can bring out the best version of you.

Instead of looking at laundry as a chore, LG makes doing the laundry complement your lifestyle while caring for your wash against wear and tear. With intuitive controls and precise settings, you can do the laundry with a click of a button and live your best life.

The LG Styler is key to looking sharp in every outfit, especially for the ladies with a passion for fashion. It refreshes and removes odors from fabrics, and utilizes LG’s TrueStreamTM technology to help reduce allergens and wrinkles in clothing.

This steamy assistant also has a dehumidifying function that can freshen up her walk-in wardrobe, keeping her ready to dress for success anytime,  stepping out in style.

Speaking more about the initiative, LG Managing Director Seungjae Kim said “Women’s Month is all about empowerment and freedom. We celebrate women all over the world and we hope that our innovations have played a part in achieving their goals. With the help of today’s technologies, LG celebrates these amazing women with modern solutions to help boost their quality of life.”

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