Dr. Darlene McCord, a well-respected biochemist from Iowa, USA is coming to Manila this March to share her skin and wound care products with the Philippine market.

Dr. McCord is the Senior Researcher of McCord Research, a research company focused on finding scientifically proven solutions to common health problems. She specializes in corneotherapy for treatment of skin disorders and wounded skin.

Ten years of painstaking research led her to discover the cell-regenerating properties of the olive. Later, she would develop a line of skin and wound care products containing her patent pending, breakthrough ingredient Olivamine10. Olivamine10, under the parent company Pinnaclife, has been proven to treat wounds faster and more effectively than any other commercially available wound treatment. These became the best-selling products in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical institutions in the US following the launch in 2004.

Now, Filipinos can finally have access to Pinnaclife products.

Cambert Pilipinas Inc. will be launching Dr. McCord’s Olivamine10-based products here in Manila through medical practitioners. Like Pinnaclife, Cambert puts a premium on finding natural solutions to common health woes—a healthier alternative to harsh chemicals found in traditional treatments.

Cambert will introduce the Pinnaclife Wound Care System developed by Dr. McCord, which includes an antiseptic cleanser, and topical skin solutions,—each specifically designed to help treat wounds and skin irritations of different kinds and severity.

These products are made to complement each other by forming a “system” that enables rapid wound healing by nourishing cells in the body, instead of causing further damage to delicate skin as some traditional cures do.

In her decades of experience, Dr. McCord has been awarded two US patents and six medical devices, along with over 30 skin care products available all over the world. Dr. McCord’s work has also been published in peer-reviewed journals and other publications.

Dr. McCord is the author of “Living Well at One Hundred.”

Launch of e-commerce site marks Malayan Insurance’s celebration of 83 years of Lifestyle Insurance Leadership

RCBC Plaza, Makati City, February 26, 2013 – Malayan Insurance affirmed its undisputed leadership in the non-life insurance arena with the launch of its exceptional new e-commerce site coinciding with the company’s 83rd anniversary celebration, held recently at the luxurious Hexagon Lounge.

The celebration was a testament to Malayan Insurance’s undeniable ability in providing paramount and far-reaching lifestyle insurance products and services they have been renowned for over eight decades, while espousing technology and innovation through the launch of another groundbreaking digital facility: the Malayan Insurance E-commerce site. To adapt to the dynamic demands of this generation, the newly-launched site vows to provide the most complete solution to availing the right kind of insurance for specific needs in an instant, while adhering to the same dependability that Malayan Insurance stands for.

Now, security has become synonymous to ‘accessibility’ as the comprehensive online site also offers a quick and easy payment process, accepting credit card and Bancnet transactions. Now, Malayan Insurance products do not only save lives and property, but also their customer’s time with applications, payments, and even claims that can be done online. Indeed it keeps innovating as preceded by the launch of the country’s digital first: Malayan Insurance products available in Facebook.

The highlight of the program was an interactive and entertaining walk-through of their e-commerce portal along with the ease and efficiency that the site provides its growing customers. The President and CEO of Malayan Insurance, Ms. Yvonne Yuchengco was present during the event while Mr. Paolo Yuchengco Abaya, the company’s Vice President for Sales, opened the splendid affair. Distinguished guest, certified marketing professional and the head of McCann Worldgroup, Dr. Donald Lim, presented an elucidating talk on the power of current digital marketing efforts and how it can drive businesses up further.

As an added treat, MICO the Tiger, Malayan Insurance’s official mascot, was introduced as an integral part of the e-commerce portal. The delightful characterization articulates that Malayan Insurance is here to stay as the leader of its trade by adhering to its tested systems, while adapting to modern trends in order to address present market’s demands.

The awe-inspiring assortment of lifestyle products that Malayan Insurance has introduced defines the company’s ability to address every individual’s needs, customizing preferences, status and sensibilities. The Total One Protection (TOP) gives utmost personal accident insurance and the more specific Golfers Insurance caters to enthusiasts of the sport who recognize the risks entailed in it. The Photo RX is for photographers to secure their expensive photography equipment, while the Travel Master addresses the needs of globetrotters who understand the risks that may come, especially when visiting a foreign country.

Apart from insurance for lifestyles and hobbies, Malayan Insurance also caters to the needs of the family, with the Home Protect and Automaster, which secure homes and cars especially during unfortunate events and natural disasters. There is also Business Protect, which is a must for securing one’s livelihood and enterprise and for this generation’s heroes, the OFWs, the Seaman Secure and the OFW Insurance to ensure that their loved ones are always secure at any given time.

More than these beneficial and remarkable products, the Malayan Online’s i4u Greeting Card was also touted as the best gift for loved ones today as it is certainly more than just an e-card. It allows you to gift those you care about with insurance that covers personal accident – indeed a unique and inexpensive way of sending your warmest greetings to your loved ones.

At the launch, guests were treated to unique pocket activities and got instant portraits from talented caricature artists. Everyone took home tokens of appreciation plus a stomach-full of enjoyable food, and laughs from the dynamic performance of the Silly People’s Improv Theater or SPIT. Three lucky guests went home with raffle prizes – a coveted Canon Powershot Camera, a divine Samsung Tablet 7.0 and a special early bird surprise! The momentous event had comedian extraordinaire, Gabe Mercado, as its host.

To learn more about Malayan Insurance, its products, services and indefatigable commitment to empowering and safeguarding every Filipino, visit Malayan e-commerce site at and . You may also check their Facebook store:

Pan Pacific Manila Awarded as the “Philippines’ Leading Business Hotel” at the World Travel Awards 2012

Pan Pacific Manila has been named as the Philippines’ Leading Business Hotel at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2012 recently held in a red-carpet gala awards ceremony in Singapore. This is currently the third time that Pan Pacific Manila was awarded by the World Travel Awards in that category.
Chan Hse May, Director of Corporate Communications of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, receives the “Philippines’ Leading Business Hotel 2012” award in behalf of Pan Pacific Manila from Mr. Graham Cooke, President & Founder of the World Travel Awards.

The World Travel Awards program, hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award again for the third time” said Richard Masselin, General Manager of Pan Pacific Manila. “All of us here in Pan Pacific Manila are constantly committed in creating memorable guest experiences. This award is a reflection of the quality, excellent consistent service, and value that we offer to our guests. Again, we are truly delighted to receive this award.”

For enquiries and reservations, email or call 318-0788 and ask for the Butler, of course! For more information about our hotel, visit

About Pan Pacific Manila
The first and finest Butler hotel in the Philippines – ranked among the top Asia city hotels at the 2008 and 2009 Readers Choice Awards, named one of the best places to stay in the world at the Annual Gold List by the Conde Nast Traveler, and also awarded as the Philippines’ Leading Business Hotel at the 2012, 2011 and 2008 World Travel Awards.

Conveniently located at the heart of the historical and cultural district of Malate in the Manila Bay area, Pan Pacific Manila is a short drive to the city’s convention, exhibition and business centres and a walk away from shopping, food and entertainment establishments. A business hotel, designed to offer a comfortable abode to business and leisure travellers with its excellent facilities and service, the hotel has 236 all-executive rooms and suites and 7 spacious function rooms.

For more information, call (63-2) 318 0788 or visit for more special offers.

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 19 premium hotels, resorts and serviced suites (including those under development) in 12 countries across Asia, North America and Oceania. The “Pan Pacific” brand provides refreshing Pacific experiences inspired by an invigorating blend of its Pacific Rim locations. It is focused on enriching experiences that draw on a diversity of landscapes and cultures; and relevant choices that convey freedom and individuality. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the 25 hotel companies demonstrating social responsibility and has won esteemed accolades such as World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Award, Condé Nast Gold List and Readers Choice Awards. For more information, visit

About Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a listed hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Headquartered in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns, manages and/or markets over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms in Asia and North America including those under development. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific® and Parkroyal®.

Pan Pacific ® is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim situated in key cities of distinguished destinations offering upper upscale accommodations and services. Parkroyal® is an upscale regional Asia Pacific brand which promises a lifestyle-approach to hospitality that will leave guests with an experience to remember. For more information, visit