Metro Creative Themes Inc (MCTI) will stage its last quarter Megabrands Sale at Megatrade Halls 1 & 2 of SM Megamall on September 30 to October 02, 2016 from 10am – 9pm.

Shoppers can take advantage of the big price roll downs on great selections of shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, and other specialty items.  The event caters to the market looking for great deals before the onset of the holiday’s season.

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, RRJ, MR. Lee, Sperry, Skechers, Ducks Unltd, Caselogic and many more!

RCBC Bankard, the bank partner of MCTI for this event, shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months.  Special giveaways and freebies will also be given for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

The event is free admission to the public and all major credit cards are accepted.

As usual, admission is free and all major credit cards are accepted.

This event is organized by MCT Events Management in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!

The event is in partnership with Sun Cellular, World Vision, WhenInManila.com, OutofTownBlog, Ask by Flow Galindez, Divisoria Guide and Congeniality Tess blog.

For more information about the event, call Metro Creative Themes Inc. at 239-3807 or 399-2935.

You may also follow us through our social media sites: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @mcteventsmngmnt


Raising Thyroid Awareness in the Philippines

Did you know that according to a study by the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in 2012, one in 11 Filipino adults has goiter, and around one in 12 Filipino adults suffers from some form of thyroid disorders?

Millions of Filipinos are affected by problems with their thyroid, yet awareness of this disease is very low. The symptoms of thyroid disorders are often mistaken for other diseases, or worse, are ignored by patients with the disease.

What is the thyroid gland?

  The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the lower middle part of the neck. It is sometimes referred to as the “master controller” of metabolism, and is important to health and well-being. The thyroid creates, stores, and releases thyroid hormones into the blood. Thyroid hormones are important to the normal function of our body, and affect everything from the brain to our other organs.

People who are at risk for thyroid disorders: 
check for the following variables
  • Iron deficiency
  • 50 years old and above
  •  Asian or Caucasian descent
  • Down’s or Turner’s Syndrome
  •  Already undergone thyroid surgery
  • Have family history of thyroid problems
  • Previous history of radiation exposure or neck x-ray
  • Diagnosed with autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes

To raise awareness of thyroid disorder, Merck Inc. held a bloggers event at the Holiday Inn Makati last September 21. Dubbed as "Unmasking Your Thyroid", the event was attended by chosen bloggers including people from the health industry. Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus, Jr., who is the President of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, as well as a Professor in the UP College of Medicine and the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, gave an informative talk on what the thyroid is, as well as the symptoms of thyroid disease.

Patients with hypothyroidism, or too little thyroid hormone have one or more of these symptoms: 
    *tend to have slower metabolism 
    *they gain weight despite not eating much 
    *move and speak slowly 
    *feel tired most of the time
    *have depressed thoughts 
    *cannot tolerate cold
    *have irregular menstrual periods

Patients with hyperthyroidism, or too much thyroid hormone will manifest one or more of the ff:
    *have hyperactive metabolism
    *they lose weight despite having good appetite 
    *have heart palpitations 
    *irritable thoughts and insomnia 
    *have sweating and heat intolerance
    *have tremors in their hands

More information can be found online in the website www.thyroid.ph. This is an online repository of information where people can learn more about thyroid disorders. The website also contains useful guides which can help people check themselves for symptoms of thyroid disorders, such as goiter, hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism.

There are a lot of people who may have thyroid disorders, but aren’t even aware until it is too late. It is important to have one’s thyroid checked as early as possible, especially if there is family history of the disease, or during pregnancy. Prevention, proper information and early detection will always be better than cure that comes too late.

About MERCK: Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company with headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Merck is a leading science and technology company that works to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.


Money for Life: Learn When Debt becomes Bad Debt

Is it possible to live debt-free? In this day and age when having debt is a way of life people can jump from one debt to another without realizing what the consequences are.

Debt is a scary word for many mainly because people often resorted to having bad debts. In my opinion, it would be acceptable to be scared if we have so much debts but I realized lately that debt is not so bad after all.

There are two kinds of debts and this was properly discussed by Aya Laraya, a money expert in the latest Money For Life talk last September 17 wherein the primary topic is debt. 

Now how do we define good debt from bad debt? Let me put it this way- a good debt is when you owe money to use for stuff that in a long run will have some value while a bad debt is owing money to buy stuff that depreciates or cannot increase in value. This is a valuable lesson I learned from the recent Sun Life Money For Life session. 

Mr. Aya Laraya for Sun Life Money for Life talks about debt

That are a gazillion reasons for people to owe money it could be for a new car, a lavish dinner out, a new house or for groceries. But have you thought about whether the things that you are indebted for will fall under good debt or bad debt?

What is good debt?
A good debt can be considered as an investment. This is where you owe money that has been put to good use and can potentially earn income as the time passes.

An educational loan and a business loan are just a few samples of good debt. These types of loan are being used with goals that could improve a person’s or business’ financial standing and increase income potential in the future. This is the type of debt that has financial leverage. 

What is bad debt?
Debts that drain your wealth are considered bad debts. It is really all common sense- bad debts are something you cannot afford to pay and have no capacity to “pay for themselves” in the near future.

A bad debt is often created when making impulsive purchases. Bad debts are used to buy items or for paying bills which have no potential to grow money. This is a debt that should not be considered in the first place since this will just incur more debt through interest for things that you could have pay in cash. Credit cards usage for shopping or dining is a great example of this.

Ask yourself these questions and with every ‘no’ answer it means it is a bad debt:

  • ·       Will this money I will borrow increases in time or improve my finance?
  • ·       Is this purchase really a good deal considering the interest it will incur?
  • ·       Are the monthly payment options easy to pay?
  • ·       Are the terms and conditions fair and will work for my benefit?

At the recent Money For Life session with Mr. Aya Laraya, I’ve learned that debts can be either good or bad. And knowing the differences is the vital key in planning your finances. 

If you want to have an opportunity for your money to grow, you could always check out Sun Life Financial Philippines. They offer sound financial planning tailored for you through their competent Sun Life advisors.


Binondo Warehouse Sale is a Shopper's Paradise

 Last Quarter Markdown Sale slated this September

Metro Creative Themes Inc (MCTI) will hold the last quarter BINONDO WAREHOUSE SALE on September 12-18, 2016 at the State Center Investment Building, along Juan Luna St. and across the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church from 10am -7pm daily. 

Thousands of shoppers coming mostly from the Binondo business and residential districts usually troupe to the event to take advantage of huge discounts.

The 11th BINONDO WAREHOUSE SALE is a seven-day event that showcases different brands with marked down items intended for the last quarter sale just before Christmas season begins. Shoppers will enjoy holiday price cuts by up to 70% discount, on shoes, bags, men’s and ladies’ fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, appliances and gadgets and many more.

Participating brands like Hush Puppies, Sebago, Reebok, Rockport, Fukuda Appliances and Beverly Hills Polo Club will surely delight the shoppers with their offerings and promos.

As usual, admission is free and all major credit cards are accepted.

This event is organized by MCT Events Management in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!


The event is in partnership with Sun Cellular and World Vision. With media partners- Congeniality Tess Blog, WhenInManila.com, OutofTownBlog, Ask by Flow Galindez and Divisoria Guide.

For more information about the event, call Metro Creative Themes Inc. at 239-3807 or 399-2935.

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