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3:45 AM

Lamoiyan Corporation donates 1 million worth of hygiene products for DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan to VisMin

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Lamoiyan Corporation donates 1 million worth of hygiene products
for DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan to VisMin

DepEd Region X Northern Mindanao receives hygiene products from Lamoiyan Corporation

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 5
th year of KilusangKontraKuto (Movement Against Head Lice) initiative.

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.

Selected regions include Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Davao. Lamoiyan also recently donated hygiene products to Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and the National Capital Region.

The total value of donated hygiene products nationwide amounts to over three million pesos.


Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo initiated KilusangKontraKuto(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 the correct way of combatting head lice since 2016,” said Lamoiyan Corporation Vice President for Marketing BingCavestany.

“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 or visit

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8:21 PM

Zonta advocates resilience, mental health wellbeing in times of pandemic

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 CEBU CITY --- The Zonta Club of Cebu II organized a webinar on the topic, “Resilience in the Midst of the Covid-19 Crisis” with mental health advocate Cathy Babao as resource person to mark October 10 as National Mental Health Day and to push for resilience and mental health wellbeing in times of pandemic.


Participants in the webinar included club members, GAD Focal persons of local government units, barangay health workers, women’s desk officers and LGU officials of Mandaue City, a constant partner of Zonta Club in advancing its mission and vision to empower women.


According to Zonta that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the mental health and well-being of many people in our community and around the world.   Studies have shown that nearly half of respondents expressed that they are feeling a decline in their mental health since the novel coronavirus impacted our usual way of life. 


Experts believe that the resulting economic recession, increased isolation, and decreased access to physical or mental health care as a result of COVID-19 will have long term implications on the mental health of individuals, Zonta added.


The Zonta Club of Cebu realized that its partners at the barangay level require and deserve continuing information to better equipped them to handle the challenges of mental health issues that arise during these abnormal times.

The goals of the webinar were to assist and supply the barangay personnel with skills and competences that will help them cope with the mental health fallout of the Pandemic: Anxiety, Stress, Fear

Babao’s webinar discussed the possible physical, emotional and mental symptoms that would help frontline workers identify and understand the psychological reactions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and offered several approaches to manage stress and better cope with isolation and know when to seek help and what mental resources are available.

Babao emphasized the importance of self-care and illustrated various practical techniques that barangay health workers could use to de-stress and decrease coronavirus anxiety and improve emotional well-being.

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9:45 AM

Netiquette in virtual, online conference

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 CEBU CITY – “Is there an etiquette manual to follow while on teleconferencing and other forms of virtual forums?” 


Yes, there is, said Atty. Ethelbert Ouano, who was the resource person of the recent webinar on Netiquette (acceptable way of communicating on the internet) organized by the Zonta Club of Cebu II as the new normal allows virtual interactions and webinars becoming the way of life amid COVID-19.  


IF there is an etiquette manual to follow in various  face-to-face situations, like at the dining table, at the office as the boss, in the office as the subordinate, in a board meeting, in church, in an interview, is there a code of behavior to follow while we are glued in one seated position, with eyes focused on the screen?


Ouano’s answer is: To make participants feel they are part of the meeting, thereby, inclusive; that the resource person is approachable, and the presentation is a two-way communication.


Ouano said there are rules and roles on how to keep the participants interested and interactive during the meeting.  The Do’s and Dont’s of video conferencing give emphasis on respect and consideration for everyone in the room, even though the participants are only seeing each other’s face framed in small squares.


Ouano is the most reliable resource person to speak about technology, being an engineer, which is an uncommon preparatory course for the study of law.  This multi-talented professor at USJ-R spends much of his time as a public servant of Lapulapu City.


The circumstance, that we are in, is doing members of Zonta Club of Cebu II some good.   No one wants to be out of the loop, thus the Zontians are getting to be more proficient at maximizing the benefits that the internet provides in connecting sister Zontians with one another.


These energetic executives, ever-eager to learn, are not passing up the opportunity to upgrade one’s capacity to make use of gadgets, for zoom meetings and for continuing education, and more out-of-the-box activities (line dancing??)

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8:18 PM


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 Get the best deals and promos in town from the virtual sale event of the year, the 2020 Great Cebu Sale which is now on its last week. Hurry and get as much as 50 percent discounts from your favorite merchants and secure those cost-saving deals be it an overnight stay at your favorite resort/hotel, latest finds at your favorite fashion store, cravings at your go-t- restaurants.Take advantage of this sale event and visit GCS official website at to check out all the participating merchants.

The Great Cebu Sale website generates 7,250 visitors with 45,000 page views. Based on the data gathered, around 31 countries visited the website mostly from the Philippines, United States, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom and Qatar.   In fact, the sites of travel & tourism are the most accessed by GCS visitors. They are followed by electronics, food and beverage (F&B), lifestyle and home essentials.  64% of the merchants increased their sales performance up to 20% during the latest survey conducted by PRA.

The Great Cebu Sale was conducted due to the limitations of promotional SALE inside the mall. The Philippine Retailers Association (Cebu Chapter) welcomes the latest development allowing Mall Sale in GCQ and MGCQ areas provided proper health Protocols will still be observed (mandatory wearing of Mask & face Sheild, frequent hand washing, physical distancing and contact tracing), said Chester Lim, PRA Cebu Chapter President. “The timing is right on time as the Great CEBU Sale will end by October 31st and this will help continue the momentum of more business activity as we are approaching the Christmas season”, Lim added. Mr. Lim is hopeful that in this last quarter more businesses will recover some of the losses in the 2nd and 3rd quarter due to lock down.

Great Cebu Sale successfully conducted the various webinars throughout the sale period to help guide businesses, retailers and consumers in the new normal. A total of 180 participants joined the four remaining webinars held last Oct. 12 & 13 and Oct. 19 & 20 which included the following companies:  Alicia ApartelleCebu Primera Food Ind. Inc., Dessert FactoryDestination Specialists Cebu Inc.Hyundai Cebu Inc., Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Metro Retail Sales Group Inc., MT Primary Food Network, Inc., Philippine Retailers Association Cebu Chapter, RC GoldLine Saleshop Corp., Twin-Bee Print Ads Corp., Republiq Group of Companies, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu Grand Hotel, Lilu Advertising & Marketing Solutions, Inc., Mang Tinapay, Mezzo Hotel, Rusem International, Amethyst Boutique Hotel, Bethlehem Prime Food Ventures Inc., Bubble Tea Station, Costabella Corporation, Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, Gaisano Capital, Isidra Comfort Cantina, Laguna Group of Companies, Mang Tinapay (West Negros), MJ Hotel & Suites, MLDP MLR Torres Properties, Ng Khai Development Corporation, Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, Sugbutel Family, Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino, Waterworld Cebu Philippines Corp., PruLife UK, Anjo World, Island Souvenirs, Asia Pacific Network Inc., Cebu Holdings Inc., BPI, and Kandaya Resort.


Online Raffles


GCS organizers also conducted the weekly raffle draw online.  Weekly raffle prizes include: 8 pieces of Island Souvenirs Sinulog Shirts, 7 pieces of Gift Certificates from Anjo World worth P500 per GC and 1 item from Aerophone. The weekly winners were notified via Facebook messenger and via e-mail.

Congratulations to the following raffle winners: Mychylle Teo, Arnie Apawan, Jean Daño, Yoraidyl Lerios, Charlton Cokaliong, Mahalia Langit, Catherine Englis, John Paul Abanilla, Anna Mary Mendez-Dacula, Mary June Son-Catipay, Jeric Malindog, Frankin Stenn Caderao, Rico Gandionco, Tatah dela Calzada, Aurea Javen, Christian Paroan, Jamaica Epino, Belinda Llanto, Juana Golo, Joanne Dosdos, Monica Lim,
Dacs Vargas, Sheila Mae Cerio, Sheila Enriquez, Marlene. Bedia, Rio Calle, Jay Fernandez, Georgia Andres, Arfel Tan, Lanz Ramos, Juana Golo, Hellery Libres, Glenn Amotos, Lester Dela Torre, Desiree Ann Paro-An, Suzette Gabutina, Frankin Caderao and Casey Bartolene.

The Great Cebu Sale 2020 is organized in collaboration with the Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI); Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Cebu Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CFCCC); Hardware Consolidated, Inc. (HCI); Cebu Alliance of Tour Operation Specialists, Inc. (CATOS); Cebu Business Club (CBC) and the Mactan Export Processing Zone Chamber of Exporters and Manufacturers (MEPZCEM).


The organizers of GCS 2020 would like to thank the following sponsors: Anjo World, Island Souvenirs, Ng Khai, Alcordo Advertising, Twin Bee Print Ads, Wee Doo, Lalamove, Angkas, Expree, Mober, Foodpanda, GlobeMyBusiness, RD Pawnshop, Aerophone and Uratex

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5:38 PM

Metro Retail Stores at 38 From Humble Beginnings to Premiere Retailer

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 For some, having a good business sense is a gift. But most of the time, good business sense is simply a long-term vision of greater things ahead. And that is exactly what Victor and Sally Gaisano had for the Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI).


In 1982, Victor and Sally started the business from very humble beginnings with their children, Margaret, Jack, Edward and Frank. In the midst of unfavorable economic settings, Victor and his family started the Metro Gaisano Department Store and Supermarket as a humble two-story building.


Over the decades, Metro has transformed into a premiere homegrown retailer from Cebu. Much more than the capital that started the business, the core values set forth by its patriarch serve as the foundation of the business.


A nationwide expansion consequently brought Metro to major key cities outside Cebu. Today, 55 Metro stores stand tall as it serves the needs of its customers through its three store formats – department store, supermarket, and hypermarket. As the leading retailer in the Visayas region, the company looks forward to celebrating its 38th anniversary this year with optimism despite the challenging times.


With the impact of COVID 19 on quarantine restrictions, Metro took the call of the government to continue providing essential services to customers as well as a wide range of quality products at affordable prices with the same commitment. To keep employees and customers safe, Metro has enforced an extensive safety shopping protocol in all stores and launched an online shopping and delivery service.


In celebration of its 38th anniversary, The Metro Stores is sharing its Happyversary Blowout to all customers as a way of thanking them for their patronage all through the years. From October 1 to November 1, shoppers can enjoy special deals, amazing offers, freebies, and Buy One Take One offers.


Celebrate with Metro and get the best deals and biggest discounts this October.  Check out online deals at or Metro Retail Group website at, Facebook page at <>, and Instagram <>.

#MetroHappyversaryBlowout #Metro38Years #TheMetroStores

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4:33 PM

Metro Happyversary Sale

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To ring in its 38th anniversary, Metro is topping off Happyversary Blowout — 30 days of great promotions — as a tribute to all customers this whole month of October.


From October 12 to 18, Metro treats supermarket shoppers to big discounts, buy 1 take 1 offers, and surprise freebies for certain purchases. And here’s something that will make your heart smile. For a minimum P1500 purchase of participating products, you

can help and donate 5 masks to frontliner beneficiaries.


Planning to buy a TV set? Get 2 sets of Xenon 32” Smart Digital LED TV with free soundbar for the price of one.  Amazing deal, right? For the home, get big price off of up to 70% on ready made curtains, 50% off on baking essentials, and 40% off on great furniture selection.

Apparel items for ladies, men’s and kids are also up for grabs with discounts. 


In addition to huge discounts,there will also be Bundle Buys and Special Buys during this 7-day storewide sale. MRC members will earn double points when they shop during the sale. The more they shop the more points they earn which they can use to redeem  premium items. 


The shower of discounts, buy 1 take 1 and freebies continue at the Supermarket with more sale items to choose from. Exclusive offers also await MRC members. A minimum P2,500 or P1,500 single-receipt purchase, cash or credit, entitles each member to a special gift. A choice of 3kls rice, 1L West Coast Canola Oil, or two 1.5L Coke, Sprite or Royal for the P2,500;  10 pcs Lucky Me noodles, 1 dozen eggs, two 1L Savers Select Dishwashing Liquid or 3 pcs of Safeguard 85g for P1,500 purchase.


Metro hopes that through this anniversary sale they will be able to continue to deliver convenience and quality goods at a discount, and lifts consumers’ spirits during this difficult time. 


For more updates, check the Metro Retail Group website at, Facebook page at <>, and Instagram <>.



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