Movie stars Lorna Tolentino and Edu Manzano are icons of their generation. So when we saw them wearing the uniform of Watsons sales staff at the Mall of Asia, I thought it was epic. It wasn’t just a five-minute show, mind you. Edu and Lorna played their role the whole afternoon, in their capacity as ambassadors for Watsons Generics.
The importance of buying generic medicines isn’t lost on us parents who have to get the most value out of our money. And we’re glad this is the essence of the new Watsons campaign: ““When it comes to health, would you choose SAVINGS or QUALITY?”
The articulate Edu said: ““We launched a new TVC last month focusing on the savings over quality dilemma. Am glad that with Watsons Generics, we don’t have to labor over the question because their generic offerings are 80% cheaper and have passed a five-step quality assurance process.”
We asked the two movie stars what they take in the Watsons comprehensive lineup of generic items and here are their answers:
Edu: “I make sure that I have a stock of Watsons Multivitamins + Iron regularly to boost my immune system. In the mornings I have the Calamansi Flavored Psyllium Fiber thats tangy and good for digestion”
“For my body pains, I take Watsons Generics Paracetamol especially kapag pagod at puyat from tapings. Also, the Cranberry capsules to take care of the urinary tract and Luyang Dilaw for overall wellness.”
Lorna: “I take Ascorbic Acid,especially now na tag-ulan dahil mas madali tayo magkasakit and siyempre kapag puyatan sa taping or shooting.”
” To maintain the skin, I vouch for Watsons Glutathione, Vitamin E and Hyaluron
Collagen Powder. Kailangan healthy and beautiful ka rin from the inside.”
Indeed, we were surprised with the wide array of Watsons Generics products which are way more affordable than regular brands. The line includes maintenance medicines for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol, antibiotics to fight off the common bacteria, dietary supplements for skin enhancement, anti-ageing and over-all wellness, basic vitamins, oral analgesics, and other over the counter medicines.
“In the Philippines, Watsons has always been known for our branded beauty products, but with the launch of Watsons Generics our customers now don’t have to go elsewhere to buy their medicine,” said Karen Fabres, Watsons senior marketing manager.