COMMON PRACTICES LEAD TO DEADLY SUPERBUG! What are they–are you guilty of them?

A NEW THREAT TO OUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH STILL HAS NO CURE: the deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria better known as the “superbug”. Even mankind’s most powerful class of antibiotics, the carbapenems, is ineffective against the superbugs that have the potential to cause fatal illnesses. Philippine health authorities warn us that the country is at risk of superbug infection.

Superbugs are already spreading across the world—superbug infections have been reported in India, Pakistan, the UK, the U.S., Australia, Japan and other Asian countries like China, Taiwan and Korea. The World Health Organization and our own Department of Health are already on the alert.

Superbugs emerge when bacteria that survive improper antibiotic treatment mutate or evolve. These superbugs are able to change their chemical structure in ways that give them the ability to neutralize antibiotics.

There is no cure for superbugs—the best way to fight them is through prevention. Prevention includes changing our personal health habits in ways that keep superbugs from emerging and spreading. Just think: do you have habits that contribute to superbug emergence and spread? 

Antibiotics misuse:  Common and worrisome

The misuse of antibiotics is the primary reason for the emergence of superbugs. Ignorance, wrong beliefs, poverty—these factors play a part in patients’ misuse of antibiotics. The following practices are, unfortunately, fairly common:

Self-medication. Self-medication is risky for our health, especially if we self-medicate with antibiotics. Not all antibiotics are the same—taking the wrong ones is dangerous to our health and causes superbugs to develop.

Non-compliance with antibiotic dosage. There are patients who fail to complete the entire recommended antibiotic dosage. This practice worsens health and promotes the development of superbugs.

Unsanitary habits. Personal cleanliness goes a long way in preventing bacterial infection and illness. Hand-washing and other hygiene habits must be maintained.

Antibiotics compliance campaign

Drugstore chain WATSONS PHARMACY and pharmaceutical manufacturer UNILAB are implementing a joint campaign to teach and promote good compliance with the right antibiotic.

UNILAB helps with the campaign by providing commonly prescribed antibiotics for most infections at lower prices—all of which are of guaranteed high quality.

WATSONS PHARMACY on the other hand contributes to the campaign by: 1) Providing a staff of competent and knowledgeable pharmacists. Watsons pharmacists give consumers advice on how to use antibiotics properly; 2) Offering these antibiotics to consumers in Compliance Packs.

These Compliance Packs are sold exclusively in WATSONS PHARMACY outlets. These Compliance Packs are pre-packed in quantities usually prescribed by doctors. This makes it easier for consumers to complete the full antibiotic dose thus avoiding bacterial resistance.

Compliance Packs are sold at prices that are forty to sixty percent lower compared to the prices of multinational brands. They also contain educational materials to teach consumers about infections and how to properly treat these infections with antibiotics.

We must fight the superbug now before it’s too late. Follow your doctor’s advice and educate yourself about proper antibiotic use and personal hygiene.


Chris Cahilig Consultancy
Contact Persons:    Chris Cahilig / Liza Vicente / Judy Ann Teo

Contact Numbers:     (02) 687-2649 / 687-2692 0920-9797922 / 0932-2453779


On May 21, 2011, some bloggers and I was invited to join the Qplus Super Saturday event held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines

The international network marketing leader Qplus unveiled its latest products and services designed to improve health and promote overall wellness. These were the revolutionary Bio-Resonance Hair Analysis, the Ole Leaf Extract nutritional supplement and the Amezcua Lifestyle Set. The presentation took place at one of Qplus’ signature Super Saturday events, a gathering attended by industry practitioners and media alike.

Bio-Resonance Hair Analysis is a new wellness concept available from Amezcua Vital Life Center. The state-of-the-art procedure, developed over several decades is a non-invasive procedure that examines trace elements in the hair, enabling training health professionals to determine one’s overall health and nutritional state by examining the cells in one’s hair. Once the levels of toxins, pathogens, food sensitivities and nutritional requirements have been examined, Amezcua staff can then recommend a specifically-tailored regimen to assist the patient on the road to wellness, correcting existing problems and preventing future ones. The Bio-Resonance Hair Analysis is exclusively available at the Amezcua Vital Life Center.

The Amezcua Lifestyle Set consists of three discs; Amezcua EAT, Amezcua DRINK and Amezcua MOVE. Each discs serves a specific dietary purpose, specifically designed to re-energize the user in his daily life.

Ole Olive Leaf Extract is a nutritional supplement with five times the antioxidants potential of Vitamin C. Developed from years of study that began with the isolation of a class of chemical compound called phenols, it has been consistently proven that olive leaf extract contains a wealth of nutrients and vitamins beneficial to the human immune system. An excellent antioxidant, Ole not only slows oxidative damage, but is also powerful combatant against free radicals when combined with a balanced diet and proper exercise.


Qplus is a trailblazing, exceptionally-positioned network marketing company in the Philippines. Part of the Qi Group of Companies, which now has presence in over 100 countries, Qplus offers extraordinary business opportunities, outstanding health and wellness products as well as unwavering near and long-term support to our stakeholders.


Rooting from Amezcua Wellness Center’s main advocacy of Preventive Health through Natural Medicine, the Vital Life Center’s approach to health care revolves around the power and importance of Prevention. It seeks to detect weakness in the body before symptoms of disease manifest themselves and provide natural therapies that strengthen the immune system.

Through its variety of modern screening methods which range from the analysis of body
fluids to the measurement of electrical energy, and cell analysis, the VLC’s licensed medical practitioners are able to address the root of most health problems, not just their symptoms.

If you’d like more information about Qplus and its products, or to schedule an interview with Qplus Chairperson Ms. Donna Imson, please contact Kassy Pajarillo of KAS Events Management at +63 917 554-0014 or e-mail