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Cory Quirino’s WOW

Author: Malaya
Column: Entertainment

Cory Quirino, recognized as the country’s wellness and beauty icon, formally opened Cory Quirino World of Wellness (CQ WOW), her flagship store located at the 2nd floor of V-Mall (formerly Virra Mall), Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City.

"It is the realization of my dream to make health, beauty and wellness affordable and available to all who wish to live longer and look better," says Cory.

It was a star-studded opening. Present were the ageless and glamorous former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos; a pillar in the movie industry, actor Eddie Garcia; the country’s perennial heart throb Gabby Concepcion; San Juan Mayor JV Ejercito; daughter of Ambassador Francisco Ortigas III, Tabbie O. Duarte; DOT Usec. Cynthia L. Carrion; World of Wellness Franchise Systems Inc. President Mae Velilla; former Gov. Obet Pagdanganan, representing the Department of Health; Dr. Juvencio Ordoña of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care. Feasting on the heart-healthy buffet were Dr. MJ Valdecañas of Zen Institute, Dr. Elaine Galvez of Dermlink, actress Isabel Rivas, Ricky Davao, ACCRA Partner Atty. Lila Quirino, Becky Garcia, Dr. Abe Marinduque of Beverly Hills 1750, Dr. Pierre Clero, Connie Quirino-Cuneta and Cory’s daughter Tamila with her grandson Sage.

"It’s about time you opened your store, Cory. Now, more Filipinos can become healthier and more beautiful inside and out," exclaimed former First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Gabby Concepcion quipped, "Now I have more reasons to be vain!" while Eddie Garcia followed with "but I have more reasons to live longer!"

Ortigas Center top executive Tabbie Ortigas-Duarte exclaimed, "We welcome the World of Wellness because it is a store that combines health and beauty for the budget-conscious."

Mayor JV Ejercito predicts his own brand of blessing, "I forecast a rapid expansion of CQ WOW."

"This is a unique concept, a one-of-a-kind, one-stop shop promoting natural and organic Philippine products," says DOT Usec. Cynthia L. Carrion.

Cory’s partner, Mae Velilla of Biolink Pharma, announced, "Expect the CQ WOW invasion!"

Carrying over 200 product lines from the Philippines, Europe, USA and Asia, the store displays specialized sections such as: Beyond Beauty (face and body), Forever Young, Cory’s anti-aging and skin care regimen, Weight Management, Detox & Cleansing, Health Boosters, Handmade Chemical-Free Body & Bath Soaps (containing 70% virgin coconut oil) which are personally sliced and weighed according to customers’ preferences, Coco Corner (coco sweet chips, coco honey/sugar, VCO, coco flour, coco hot oil and beauty products), Natural Remedies and Healthy Heart Snacks. Coming soon is a special corner for mom and baby and for male vitality/virility. Of great interest are herbal preparations offering options for healthy living, produced in cooperation with the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) under DOH.

Notable bestsellers on the shelves include: Red Juice, the anti-parasite and weight loss therapy; Dr. Tam Mateo’s Miracle Cleansing Tea; Coco honey/sugar sweetener for diabetics; EC 27 Guava Soap; Porcelana Beauty Pearls, a whitening and anti-aging serum; immune booster moringa; Novuhair, the natural hairgrower; Slim Patch, the natural herbal slimming patch; Kefir King, the low-fat, lactose-free probiotic drink; and Coffee Max, the 8-in-one power coffee.

In line with the store’s commitment towards healthy lifestyle choices, WOW offers personalized lifestyle counseling with Cory and other wellness experts during weekends, free of charge.

Cory and her business partner, Mae Velilla, envision CQ WOW as a storehouse and sanctuary for Philippine-made products with 70% of their inventory to be sourced and manufactured locally.

For more info, call 723-3878, 411-4448.

Source: Malaya