Japanese scientists discover fabric spray kills >99.9% of COVID-19 virus

Friday, March 26, 2021

Leading Japanese household company Earth Corporation has announced breakthrough clinical studies confirming that Natucair, its brand of fabric and linen spray, kills >99.9% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

Shintaro Noda, in charge of Regional Marketing of Earth Corporation disclosed that based on clinical studies made by the Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center in Kobe, Natucair was effective in killing >99.9% SARS-CoV-2 in suspension.

With 17 testing centers in Japan and around the world, the Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center is one of the most credible and trusted institutions when it comes to evaluating the efficacy of products to be used internationally.

The testing involved mixing nine parts of Natucair with one part sample of the SARS-CoV-2 using plaque assay protocol. After five minutes of contact, the samples were re-examined to see the effect on the SARS-CoV-2 particles.

“We are extremely proud of our team of scientists and researchers who have made this groundbreaking confirmation,” says Yuya Suzuki of Research and Development. “Everyday, Filipinos should be able to have options and products that can help them stay safe from the dangers of COVID-19 and we’re happy to add Natucair to that list.”

This scientific breakthrough comes at a timely moment as COVID-19 cases reported the highest surge in the Philippines since the third quarter of 2020. Since early March, the Department of Health (DOH) reported more than 3,000 COVID-19 cases daily, peaking recently with over 8,000 cases reported in a single day. 

As the numbers continue to rise, scientists and researchers continuously search to identify key risks of transmission that help the virus spread and how to potentially counteract these risks.

One potential point of transmission that should not be taken for granted is fabrics. Recently, the BBC reported a study led by microbiologist Dr. Katie Laird that looked into the survival rate of COVID-19 on commonly worn fabrics.

According to Dr. Laird, these fabrics “pose a risk for transmission of the virus.”

Laird’s study showed droplets of the coronavirus added to three commonly used fabrics: polyester, polycotton and 100% cotton. Scientists then monitored the stability of the virus on each fabric for 72 hours. It was found that of the three fabrics, polyester posed the greatest risk as the virus survived for the full 3-day test period. Serious risks were also discovered on the other two fabrics. The virus lasted for a full 24 hours on 100% cotton and six hours on polycotton.

Laird pointed out that these fabrics—commonly used in the uniforms of healthcare professionals that regularly come into contact with COVID-19 patients—pose a great threat. “If nurses and healthcare workers take their uniforms home,” said Laird, “they could be leaving traces of the virus on other surfaces.”

Shintaro explains that Natucair can become a handy part of every Filipino’s day. “As we all continue to remain vigilant and cautious in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is encouraging to find that Natucair effectively kills SARS-CoV-2. As Natucair is designed to be used on fabrics, we recommend that all Filipinos should make it a daily routine to spray down their shirts, pants, and other fabrics in their outfits including the inner cloth linings of shoes with Natucair.”

Shintaro remains optimistic that Natucair will have a positive effect in helping Filipinos live their everyday lives in safety and comfort.

“We believe that every home can benefit from having Natucair,” says Shintaro. “Natucair eliminates odors from fabrics while also killing bacteria, germs and viruses. Natucair does this with ease, convenience and practicality.”

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Keep Up For The Last Time: Keeping Up With The Kardashians Now on its Final Season

Thursday, March 25, 2021

 It's truly an end of an era when the Kardashians announced that their long-running reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians is on its final season. Attended the online nostalgic party of hayu Philippines last week to kick off the premiere of season 20.

It was 14 years of hilarious, exciting, and touching seasons where we got a glimpse of their everyday lives and we literally grew up with the family. If you missed out on previous episodes, it’s time to catch-up and grab this last chance to keep up with Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kris, Kylie, Kendall on hayu.

The first episode titled ‘Beginnings and Endings’ which premiered last Friday, March 19 once again sparked questions like- Will we finally get a reconciliation between Kourtney and Scott? What’s next for Khloe and Tristan? Will this show shed light on Kim’s ugly crying teaser on her Instagram during the last day of filming?

More snippets from our virtual party last week with hayu. We had food deliveries, talks on fitness and fashion, games, reenactments, etc! 

All these and more drama but for sure viewers can definitely expect a heck of a ride for this ultimate fam finale. So if you’re feeling quite sentimental or even just intrigued on what’s to come be sure to stay tuned and witness how the Kardashian-Jenner will bid farewell to the reality tv world. 

Fresh episodes are available every Friday on hayu on the same day as its U.S. premiere! All episodes are available via hayu

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Cebu Pacific Removes Rebooking Fees!

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Cebu Pacific permanently removes change fees, allowing passengers to rebook as many times as they need. 

The carrier believes that flexibility is critical in restoring passenger confidence in air travel.  

“In a recent survey we conducted, flexibility remains to be one of the considerations of our passengers when deciding to travel again. Because of this, we are removing our change fee effective immediately. As we work on rebuilding our network and supporting domestic tourism, we will continue to listen to our passengers so we can make it even more convenient for everyjuan to fly again,” said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience. 

With the removal of change fees, passengers may now rebook their flights as many times as they need at no cost. A minimal fare difference may still apply. 

The IATF has recently released a new set of simplified requirements for domestic travel which states that travel authorities and health certificates will no longer be needed. Quarantine protocols will also be only required for those showing symptoms.  

“This is a timely announcement as well, as we support the recent IATF announcement on the standardized travel requirements, and as we celebrate our 25th founding anniversary this month,” added Iyog.  

Passengers may conveniently manage their bookings online through the “Manage Booking” portal on the Cebu Pacific website:

Simply log in using your Getgo account, if applicable, or enter your booking reference to access your booking online. 

Bookings can be modified up to two (2) hours before the flight. 

Passengers may also easily update their contact information and addresses, as well as correct misspelled names, nationality, birthdays, and salutation through the same portal. 

Those who booked their CEB flights via travel agencies must coordinate requests through their respective agents.   

Apart from this new policy, CEB also has an ongoing PHP 25 month-long seat sale on top of other exciting deals in celebration for its 25th anniversary. 

Visit and follow Cebu Pacific Air on its official social media accounts for more information.