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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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Be a glow-getter, glow better with Mestiza

August 24, 2022 3:21 p.m.

It’s not every day that we feel beautiful and sometimes It’s difficult to feel attractive without the “glow”, that radiance from healthy glowing skin.

When you have good skin, your confidence also improves since you feel in charge of everything – your image, health, and body.

Time to start lighting that spark of confidence and take charge of your glow, through skincare!

Proper skin care can go a long way in improving your overall beauty, it can also affect your self-confidence.

Don’t worry because we know the secret to boosting that confidence to its highest level by making your skin healthy and glowing, say hello to Mestiza!

This wonder soap has long understood the connection between healthy glowing skin and self-confidence and since the skin is connected to self-confidence, having beautiful skin can make one live a more lively, colorful, and confident life!

Mestiza uses the natural benefits of carrots, calamansi, banana, papaya, and extra premium virgin coconut oil to improve the health of your skin and leave it moisturized, clean and healthy.

Each ingredient nourishes and replenishes your skin, improving the look and feel of your skin. The same nutrients you get from fruits and vegetables can also nourish your skin when applied topically and it is important to nourish our skin with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to constantly make it look more vibrant and healthy.

Knowing you are doing the best for your skin will help with your self-confidence, and help create your glow so you can face every challenge in this world! 

Know your skin type and use this healthy soap and you can finally say —— Gandang mestiza, Kutis Mestiza!

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

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Get a chance to own a Joya or an Imao through NFTs

July 14, 2022 8:00 p.m., the first blue-chip fine arts NFT (Non-Fungible Token) launchpad in Asia, has released its Soft Public Sale featuring National Artists for Visual Arts Jose Joya and Abdulmari Imao, together with their second generation of artists Andre Baldovino and Toym Imao, respectively. aims to bridge the generations of arts and culture into the NFT space with their 2 Legends x 2 Generations drop. This drop features the artworks from the National Artists merged with the art style of their second generation with added animation and music.

What makes this drop special is that these national artists have been sold in auction houses locally and worldwide like Sotheby’s or Christines and are highly respected for their craft. Jose Joya’s record sale for a painting is US $2.2 million.

All artworks dropped are One-of-Ones with historical value and story. Each artwork is different from each other, with beautiful animation.

It’s a collaboration of two generations of artists in one work, all of whom have decades of respected reputation.

It’s the first memento of these four artists to enter the metaverse with their first NFT, truly a special once-in-a-lifetime moment. There is a lot of value in one’s first entry.

Each Founder’s NFT comes with a Limited Edition Collectible Box. It has a live Digital Frame, a vial with a token from the artist, and a certificate of Authenticity. One can now shout out and display his/her animated NFT at home or at work. It’s perfect as a gift to someone special.

This is the only time a Founder’s NFT will be released by Scarletbox. It allows whitelist access to all future drops at a discount. A whitelist is a special privilege to mint ahead of others at a special price.

Now is that chance to own a piece of history.

After a successful over-subscribed Private Sale, Scarletbox now opens its Founder’s NFT sale to everyone in a Soft Public Sale. One just needs to create an account at to be able to purchase. Scarletbox accepts both fiat (peso/USD) and eth. For first timers, Scarletbox is the right place to start learning about NFTs. Its team has helped onboard many first-time happy NFT collectors.

For details, visit or email for any queries or through soc-med: (Twitter); (Instagram); (Facebook); or (Discord)

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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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