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New brand of appliances promote health and wellness at home

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While it’s important to have a calm and peaceful home environment, our abodes should also be a place where a healthy lifestyle begins—because when you’re healthy, you’re happy. And to make a healthier lifestyle more accessible to Filipino families, Multi-Mach International, Inc. has launched OHome, a new brand of home and kitchen products that support a lifestyle anchored on health and wellness.

“We are ecstatic to finally introduce OHome to the Philippines under the wing of Multi-Mach, a company trusted by five-star hotels to provide world-class kitchen equipment. We at OHome believe that good health is every family’s priority. With this in mind, we can’t wait for Filipino families to experience OHome’s innovations,” said Oliver Kaw, Chief Executive Officer of Multi-Mach International.

Incorporated in 1992, Multi-Mach is known for providing world-class food service and kitchen equipment for five star hotels, restaurants and private residences. The company has brought to the Philippines over 48 global brands such as Hobart (USA), Revent (Sweden), Rational and Liebherr (Germany) and Barazza and Falmec (Italy), to name a few.

OHome’s initial line of products consists of the HydroGen Plus hydrogen water generator, the Zen 4-in-1 Air Purifier and the O-Range 360 exhaust-integrated gas range. These products were designed and created by OHome specifically for the Philippine market utilizing technology and parts from Japan and Italy.  

Providing more than just water

The regular intake of hydrogen-rich water is highly beneficial to one’s health. Reynaldo J. Echavez, M.D. FPCC, a cardiologist and researcher of molecular medicine, says hydrogen is a powerful anti-oxidant that minimizes damages by scavenging free radicals before they come in contact with the healthy cells in our body. Hydrogen, he adds, is the safest of all antioxidants and, thus, will not burden the liver. Dr. Echavez adds that hydrogen prevents inflammation, cell damage, oxidative stress, cancer, and the formation of tumors. 

Hydrogen-rich water also provides antioxidants that protect the body against many illnesses such as Type 2 Diabetes, Asthma, Rheumatism, Neurological diseases and help prevent premature ageing, according to Dr. Echavez.

Utilizing a platinum electrode which is made in Japan, the HydroGen Plus is a portable device that individuals and families can take with them for easy access to hydrogen-rich water.

This is the inspiration behind OHome’s HydroGen Plus, a hydrogen water generator that converts regular drinking water into hydrogen-rich water. Utilizing a platinum electrode which is made in Japan, the HydroGen Plus is a portable device that individuals and families can take with them for easy access to hydrogen-rich water. The HydroGen Plus, now available for PHP8,250, can also be a source of recovery drink after a workout or for hydrating in school or at work. Its compact design means anyone can have hydrogen-rich water anytime, anywhere.

Breathing clean air at home

Polluted indoor air can be a threat to the health of the family. Allergens may trigger asthma or other allergic symptoms. Prolonged exposure to unclean air may cause serious illnesses in the long term. In Manila, the average amount of both indoor and outdoor air pollutants is 70% higher than the recommended safe level, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) study.

Staying healthy and preventing illness, therefore, is a topmost priority in every Filipino household. Using an air purifier is one sure-fire way of reducing air contamination at home. The Zen 4-in-1 Air Purifier, which lists at PHP7,995, is equipped with not just one, but four features that address this concern. 

As it purifies indoor air, the Zen 4-in-1 Air Purifier also diffuses the air with aromatic scent. Complementing these features is a bladeless cooling system and its remote-operated LED mood lamp with 16 colors to choose from making indoor family time more relaxing.

It improves indoor air quality by eliminating hazardous allergens. As it purifies indoor air, the Zen 4-in-1 Air Purifier also diffuses the air with aromatic scent. Complementing these features is a bladeless cooling system and its remote-operated LED mood lamp with 16 colors to choose from making indoor family time more relaxing.

All-around kitchen must-have

As the hub for preparing heart-warming and nutritious dishes for the family, the kitchen must be equipped with the right tools and equipment. OHome banks on the decades of expertise of its mother company Multi-Mach to deliver a kitchen appliance that definitely ups the ante in terms of cooking and keeping the kitchen safe and healthy for the entire family.

The O-Range 360 is an exhaust-integrated gas range designed for easy and healthy cooking. It has a built-in cooker hood that absorbs the harmful smoke produced by cooking, eliminating up to 99% of pollutants, thus making the air clean and odorless.  

The O-Range 360 is an exhaust-integrated gas range designed for easy and healthy cooking. It has a built-in cooker hood that absorbs the harmful smoke produced by cooking, eliminating up to 99% of pollutants, thus making the air clean and odorless.

O-Range 360 also has two gas burners with a higher British Thermal Unit (BTU), which generates high heat for faster cooking. Academy of Nutrition and Diuretics cited that one technique to create a better tasting food is by intensifying the flavors of meat, poultry, and fish with high-heat to help add flavor. This can be achieved through the O-Range 360 gas burners. What this means for the family is the dishes still have high nutritional value because they are not overcooked and the cooking time is shortened substantially.

Lastly, the O-Range 360 comes in three different variants that features either a UV sterilizer cabinet, a heated cabinet or a steam oven. This added benefit enables every Filipino family to enjoy a year-round of festivities, from simple gatherings and birthdays to reunions, with easy, healthy, well prepared meals good food and relaxing ambiance – definitely a must for any Filipino household. 

The O-Range 360 with heated cabinet is priced at PHP82,000, O-Range 360 with UV sterilizer is at PHP 93,000 and O-Range 360 with steam oven is priced at PHP 156,000. 

Where you can purchase the new OHome products:

  1. HydroGen Plus is available in Rustan’s Department Stores, Lazada, Shopee and OHome’s showroom in 1012, Buma BLDG, 9599 Metropolitan Ave, San Antonio Village, Makati City.
  2. Zen 4-in-1 Air Purifier is available in Lazada, Shopee , and OHome’s Makati showroom.
  3. O-Range 360 is available in Shopee and OHome’s Makati showroom.

MELBA V. BERNAD started her career as an IT journalist with Computerworld Philippines which she joined in December 1993. She was Editor of the publication when she left in March 2013. Melba is currently Manila-based Editor of Networks Asia (Singapore), SMBWorld Asia (Singapore), and CFO Innovation Asia (Hong Kong). She is a two-time awardee of the Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best News Coverage in 2003 and Best News Coverage (Print) in 2004). She was also an awardee of the first Philippine Cyberpress Journalism Award. Melba is a co-publisher and concurrent Editor in Chief of Zest Magazine.

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USANA Philippines celebrates 15-year anniversary

Beyond awards, the community it empowers is the true measure of success. From employees to Associates, life-changing opportunities allow them to grow both personally and professionally.

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USANA Philippines recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary in it its ongoing mission to maintain wellness. Company executives, ambassadors, Associates, and product users all attended this grand celebration — a testament to the unwavering commitment to reach one million families worldwide.  

Since its launch in 2009, USANA Philippines has received numerous accolades: Named among the best companies to work for in the country by the HR Asia Awards; Winning the prestigious Linchpin Award from the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA); Recognized by Euromonitor as the Number 1 Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Brand in the Philippines for five consecutive years. 

But beyond awards, the community it empowers is the true measure of success. From employees to Associates, life-changing opportunities allow them to grow both personally and professionally.

When Analan Omambing, assistant customer service manager, joined USANA she was shy and introverted, but the support she’s received has pushed her to step up as a team leader.  “The career growth and personal development I gained here have transformed my personality significantly,” she says.  

USANA Philippines also creates ways to form meaningful relationships.  

“Direct selling, especially USANA, is all about relationships,” says Aurora Gaston, vice president for sales development.   

As the first employee hired by USANA Philippines, Loudelle Cinco, USANA’s regional controller in the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia has experienced it all.  

“One of the things I treasure is the friendship, having a family in USANA. This position has paved the way to building great and lasting relationships.”  

Over the past 15 years, USANA has seen a shift in their Associate’s perspectives — from a focus on individual success to embracing a more collaborative and inclusive view of the community.  

“This comprehensive development approach underscores USANA’s commitment to not only enhance the lives of our Associates but also empower them to make a meaningful difference in the world” shared Cherry Dionisio-Ampig, general manager for USANA Philippines.  

USANA consistently strives to make an impact by being responsive to shifts in consumer behavior. Changes made over the years include strengthening the brand through collaboration, embracing the evolution of social media, and ensuring Associates can effortlessly introduce USANA’s products to the world. And as USANA Philippines celebrates this milestone, its vigor to sustain wins and touch more lives grows even stronger.  

“We are dedicated to ongoing research and innovation to develop products that not only meet — but exceed — the expectations of families worldwide. By focusing on efficacy and quality, we aim to be the trusted partner in every family’s journey towards maintaining wellness” Cherry says.   

The 15-Year “Ignite the Vibe” celebration was held at the Marriot Hotel Grand Ballroom. It’s the final touch to the anniversary festivities that kicked off with a Thanksgiving Day event in January.

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Independence Day at Ortigas Malls celebrates Filipino heroes, culture, music

On June 12, GH Mall, Tiendesitas, and Estancia will kick off their Independence Day celebrations in exciting ways, and shoppers shouldn’t miss them.

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Independence Day (Araw ng Kalayaan) is a celebration of historical and modern heroes who have fought for Filipinos’ freedom. As we welcome the annual holiday, Ortigas Malls has prepared a series of events and activities that highlight our history and colorful culture.

On June 12, GH Mall, Tiendesitas, and Estancia will kick off their Independence Day celebrations in exciting ways, and shoppers shouldn’t miss them:

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Starting at 10am, GH Mall will hold a Pagtaas ng Watawat (flag-raising ceremony) at the East Wing Atrium of GH Mall. A Marching Band will also energize shoppers at 12pm.

From 3pm to 6pm, there will be an entertaining and educational Likhang Sining at Kalayaan presentation by the Tanghalang Tula, Kundiman at Katutubong Sayaw. This wonderful display of talent will highlight our beloved Filipino culture through different facets of art.

Shoppers can also marvel at the extraordinary Philippine flag display at GH Mall made out of 1,400 origami flowers courtesy of Origami Philippines. The origami flowers symbolize the enduring bonds and deep-rooted friendships that define Filipino culture. Feel free to take photos in front of the display and share it on social media!

Tiendesitas

Known for being a home of local goods and handicrafts, Tiendesitas is celebrating Independence Day with a whole day of musical performances. Start the day off with a heart-thumping Marching Band performance at Level 1, Food Village from 10am to 11:30am. Musika’t Kalayaan at Level 2, Food Village will delight shoppers with Filipino tunes from 3pm to 9pm.

Estancia

Estancia Mall will also showcase local music for its Independence Day celebration. From 10am to 7pm, shoppers can sing and dance to their favorite P-pop songs at the P-Pop Music Fest: Hiraya at 2/F East Wing. They can also catch the Independence Day Marching Band performance on the ground floor of the East Wing from 11am to 12pm. 

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Red Bull Dance Your Style returns

The winners of each qualifier will advance to the National Finals, happening on September7. The winning finalist will proudly represent the Philippines in the upcoming Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals in India, scheduled for November 9, 2024.

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Red Bull Dance Your Style, the  global 1-on-1 street dance competition renowned for its emphasis on freestyle and improvisational skills among dancers, is returning to the Philippines for its third consecutive year.

Following its highly successful previous editions, Red Bull Dance Your Style is back to ignite the streets of the Philippines with even more explosive battles, spotlighting the incredible talents of the country’s top dancers. Each round of the competition will challenge dancers to show off their talent and creativity as they battle it out to a random selection of songs, ranging from iconic classics to contemporary dance hits.

What sets this electrifying dance competition apart is its unique battle format, where the audience holds the power to crown the victor. This distinct setup fuels the atmosphere, empowering dancers to unleash their full potential and captivate the audience with every move.

Red Bull Dance Your Style Year 3: Spreading the Beat Across the Nation

Red Bull Dance Your Style’s much-awaited comeback is taking the battle beyond the streets of Manila to every corner of the archipelago. The competition is open to Philippine residents, aged 18 years and above, who exhibit exceptional skill, dedication, and passion for street dancing. The quest to find the next wave of top Philippine dance talents will reach four major cities: Baguio, Manila, Davao, and Cebu, culminating in the qualifiers in Davao (June 29), Cebu (July 13), and Manila (July 27).

“We are so excited to have the third edition of Red Bull Dance Your Style in the Philippines,” said Philippine All-Stars legend Lema Diaz, who is returning as this year’s dance consultant. “It’s definitely gonna be bigger and better this year!”

Diaz shared that Red Bull Dance Your Style has expanded its search for the top Filipino dance talents for its third year in the Philippines. “This year, we have included North Luzon (Baguio) and Mindanao (Davao) in the mix for our search for the dancer who has charisma, skills, and passion,” explained Diaz. “Expect a tougher competition this year.”

She added, “Since its first edition, Red Bull Dance Your Style has brought the dance community closer and we have grown a lot stronger. It has been an avenue to come together and collaborate, learn from each other, and inspire one another. Every year is a chance for us to keep that momentum and witness greatness from our local dance community.”

Diaz offered her expert advice to this year’s aspiring dancers saying, “It’s important to show your dance, be you. Be confident and embrace your strength. Be prepared to perform for the crowd, they will be rooting for you. Don’t forget to have a lot of fun!”

The winners of each qualifier will advance to the National Finals, happening on September7. The winning finalist will proudly represent the Philippines in the upcoming Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals in India, scheduled for November 9, 2024.

Follow the Red Bull Dance Your Style journey and stay tuned for more details about the upcoming auditions. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of Red Bull Dance Your Style Philippines. See you on the streets!

For more information and updates regarding this year’s season of Red Bull Dance Your Style, visit the official Red Bull website and the following social media pages (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tiktok )

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