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Spruce Winner

We went to a Spruce Shop to buy a pair of slippers for my brother because he needed a new one. They got this promo that you can buy one umbrella if you purchase 1500php worth of slippers. I wanted to have two umbrellas so I bought a pair of slippers for myself too. I paid around 3500php for my purchase including the two new umbrellas.

When I get to the counter they asked me to fill up a raffle coupon because they also have a raffle promo, I never really care though because I only want the umbrella, but still I filled up the 2 raffle coupons and went home.

After a month, somebody called me through an unknown number and because I don’t usually answer calls I send them a text message asking who they are and what they want. The person on the other line replied me and told me that they are from Spruce Ph – Valencia Bukidnon branch and that I won in their raffle promo. They called me again and they told me that I indeed won in the recent promo. I was happy and excited because they told me that it was 5000php worth of shopping spree in all their items.

I was hesitant at first though but went I went to their store, together with my mom who is also excited like me, it was indeed TRUE! Yes, I won 5000php worth of Gift Certificates and I was like, OHHHHH YEAHHHH, LUCKY ME!

So these are the GCs that they gave me:

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Of course, I asked my little brother to take a photo of me together with my PRIZE.

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Miss Pangantucan 2013 Bids Goodbye to the Crown

Miss Kor Jeanne Garces was crowned Miss Pangantucan two years ago. And now she finally said goodbye to it. She will forever wear an invisible crown in her head for she will always be one of our Binibining Pangantucan Beauty Queens. This paved the way to some of her achievements in her Beauty Pageant Life.
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Organic Switch! campaign supports safe cosmetics drive

A group of communication professionals and graduate students from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is currently holding a social marketing campaign to increase consumers’ awareness on cosmetics that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals beyond the limits regarded as safe. The campaign also urges consumers to use organic/organic-based daily personal-care products with safe ingredients.

“We want to empower the general public to make informed decisions on choosing safe, green and organic alternative,” says the group of students under the Master of Development Communication program of the UPOU.

Dubbed as Organic Switch!, the campaign has been launched in support of a growing interest by individuals, organizations such as EcoWaste Coalition, and the government on the health hazard of unsafe cosmetics. It seeks to provide measurable results that can be used in future research and studies on personal-care products with safe active ingredients.

According to the campaign’s website: “Government scientists have ‘identified a group of toxic chemicals known as phthalates in urine of adults, with highest levels in premenopausal women, resulting from inhalation and skin exposure to volatile parent ingredients used extensively as solvents and plasticizers in personal-care and cosmetic (PCC) products,’ according to Dr. Samuel Epstein as quoted in Senate Bill No. 1886 (An Act Establishing the Safe Cosmetics Act).”

Epstein explained that phthalates “induce birth defects, low sperm counts and other reproductive toxicity in experimental animals.”

For more information, visit organicswitch.wordpress.com. Like the Organic Switch! campaignon Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrganicSwitch208 and follow on Twitter @OrganicSwitch.

Join the Organic Switch! online survey and contests and get a chance to win safe and organic/organic-based products from ECHOstore, Human Nature, Lawiswis, Messy Bessy and The Body Shop.