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Source: Los Angeles Times
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cindy07

Grabe naman talaga mga pinoy! I am one the clients of the Calayans here in LA and im very satisfied for the nose job done by dr manny calayan’s rferral to his colleagues and never did he perform surgeires here.my Aunt was also lipoed by dr calayan’s colleague.San naman kaya nakuha picture na toh with dr calayan eh wala namang operating room clinic nila.As far as dra pies is concerned,she is a legitimate and licensed aesthetician here in California,i saw with my own two eyes ang certificvate nya and shes not claiming herself here sa dermatologist but rather an aesthetician,sana… Read more »

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buy na lang kayo ng cd album nya, CALAYAN DUETS WITH THE ICON. @chuvaness I wonder kung sino ang mga icons na yan! Ang copy ko ha! 🙂

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Prisma_ed

Kaya siguro sila walang license dun coz exxy to get one?

Spevulating here.

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CVS Reply:

i don’t think so. you can’t buy a license like that

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fmg

just my 2 cents.. when i found out that they opened a branch here in california and saw that they were replying to people on twitter who had questions, i immediately tweeted them and i asked what i would think is a pretty legit question naman. i had asked if they were the ones who actually attend to the patients in their US clinic and perform the procedures needed. but that question was somewhat left unanswered in the midst of all the other queries about prices and contact info, which they responded to mind you. i tweeted them 3x. no… Read more »

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Years ago I went to their clinic in QC.  I had a series of consultation with a female staff who represented herself as a doctor.  As it turned out, according to one of the nurses (after I had a procedure done) , she wasn’t even a doctor at all and was in the administrative side of the business.   WTF?!!  Buti na lang it was Dr Calayan who did the procedure.

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Bokasi

Calayan is probably really a cheat, but for an endorser of competitor, Belo, it’s probably not so nice to be publicizing this? 

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CVS Reply:

who’s an endorser?

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aina l. Reply:

Oo nga. You’re not an endorser of Belo naman, CZVS.

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Richi

They should really investigate Calayan. Years ago ,Dr. Pie Calayan prescribed my mom some diet pills without label, my mom took it for a week and was hospitalized after, turns out she gave her Bangkok pills without even telling her what the pills really were!

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lover010178 Reply:

Scary!

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lover010178

Scary!

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Lucy

this came out in dr. calayan’s tweeter feed: peewee_1235 precious gonzales @ @CalayanMD is that true balita about one staff sa us..at pinasara…. 2 hours ago in reply to ↑ @CalayanMD Drs. Manny & Pie C. @peewee_1235 not true,not ours,nagpapanggap lang [Reply]Tara Reply:August 16th, 2011 at 4:48 PMThey better release an official statement whether or not they are affiliated with the branch. Btw, is Manny Calayan gay?  [Reply]Reggie Renee Michelle Deocampo Reply:August 17th, 2011 at 8:06 AMI agree. Professional ang dating ng establishment/brand kung may official statement sila for damage control. Kahit wala pa silang budget sa PR they could always… Read more »

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Tara

They better release an official statement whether or not they are affiliated with the branch.

Btw, is Manny Calayan gay? 

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I agree. Professional ang dating ng establishment/brand kung may official statement sila for damage control. Kahit wala pa silang budget sa PR they could always recoup after suing LA Times for libel. aba! picture at pangalan niya (Manny Calayan) ang nilagay dun. Calayan’s Twitter statements are sketchy. Parang they just want to hide the dirt under the rug hanggang makalimutan ang issue. IF AND ONLY IF IT IS NOT TRUE, this is a publicity opportunity for their business to take on LA Times. Why would you not want that?  Also, redemption din ito sa Beauty Tourism ng Pilipinas as a… Read more »

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Jo

Diba as a plastic surgeon you should practise what you do. Bakit si manny calayan di gamitin sa sarili ang inooffer ng clinic nila. Ang daming mali kya sa pagmumukha at katawan ni manny! Kaya only belo touches my skin!

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MK

one word – nakakahiya.

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LinusVanPelt

If there was a safe medicine board in the Philippines, they and other ‘dermatologists’ would be out of business as well. Money talks louder here.  [Reply]jennever pelaez Reply:August 18th, 2011 at 2:09 AMWe have PDS (Philippine Dermatological Society) here in the Philippines. And that is one of the things I considered before choosing my derma. Check out http://www.pds.org.ph/ to see if yours is listed there.  No, they do not get “other dermatologists” out of business but if we wanna make sure that our skin is being taken care of true professionals, we should at least make an effort to know if they’re… Read more »

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We have PDS (Philippine Dermatological Society) here in the Philippines. And that is one of the things I considered before choosing my derma. Check out http://www.pds.org.ph/ to see if yours is listed there. 

No, they do not get “other dermatologists” out of business but if we wanna make sure that our skin is being taken care of true professionals, we should at least make an effort to know if they’re credible or not.

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Facials can costs anywhere from $50 to $200
$50-$90 low end salon
$90-$120 average salon
$120-$200 high end salon
 + you have to tip pa

If you are expecting a bargain, umuwi ka sa Pinas ordinary lang ang magpa-facial sa atin.
or maybe you could check out the china/korea towns in your area

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I find the news reporting problematic. The picture and the caption in the article was a cheap shot. 1. Bakit hindi picture ng female staff member, na hindi licensed in California and who performed the surgery, ang nilagay sa news?2. To say in ‘doctor’s capacity’ is debatable. if I wear scrubs, am i in’ doctor’s capacity’ na? 3.  Are all laser treatments considered surgery?  I can diagnose a hairy person and prescribe laser hair removal because I’m a laser technician or sometimes you can also call me an Aesthetician. 4. Why would Manny Calayan risk his empire by performing a… Read more »

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In California, only licensed physicians (and physician assistants or registered nurses under the supervision of a licensed physician) are allowed to perform laser treatments, whether for resurfacing, hair removal, tattoo removal,  etc.  So no, if you are an aesthetician but not any of the above, you are NOT allowed to perform laser procedures in this state.

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award ka!

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Anonymous

I have to agree with this. There’s a strict standard about service providers, even simple house painters in some states needs to be licensed and registered. So to assume that you’re a licensed whachamacallit in one country means you’re free to do it in another, same goes within all the 50 states + Washington DC.

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GeLu

He’s not even a certified surgeon here in the Philippines. And yet performs a lot of cosmetic/surgical cases. I guess the lesson learned here is that: Know your doctor! Ask him questions about his qualifications. He won’t get offended if he’s truly certified.

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lover010178

How did you know that he’s not certified?

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luistro

GeLu ibang level naman intriga mo huh? siguro dika napaganda ni Calayan kaya ka ganyan hehe

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samanthababe

yes, the reporting is quite irresponsible…tabloid?… why use that photo caption instead of the staffer in question…everyone would be quick to judge tuloy na it’s Manny Calayan himself ang nahuli…

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gert07

I  agee reggie,why did they post dr calayans pics where in fact,its on of their staff and not themselves diba?This is irresopnsible journalism!! Pero ganyan talaga ang sikat,pinag iingitan.I already went to their clinic in LA na kasi dont have an operating room,they just have 2 facial treatment rooms.ah baka naman sa website nakuha pict na toh sa pinas

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Mel

Hmmm, will the Belo clinic be next?  Unless licensed to practice in California ang mga doctors in her clinic in Ca. [Reply]CVS Reply:August 16th, 2011 at 9:41 AMprobably not. because she mentioned they don’t practice surgery there. only dermatology, cause they’re not licensed. [Reply]Pia Reply:August 21st, 2011 at 11:16 AMCecile, you actually DO need a license to practice dermatology. I just wanted to clarify your comment before someone starts making Vicki Belo chismis about her not being licensed. (As you can see, may mga nang-iintriga na…) Although Vicki Belo herself cannot practice in the Belo clinic in LA, it is… Read more »

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Ging

Oh my! I have wondered about them practicing here.  There was something not quite right. Eto pala yun.

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BDL

Buti nga! I went to him before and they charged me  so much money! $100 for a consultation, $150 for a 20 minute facial and $100 worth of products packaged in travel sizes. WTF?! In short, swapang! Plus, the staff is so rude and unprofessional.  [Reply]Reggie Renee Michelle Deocampo Reply:August 16th, 2011 at 10:31 AMFacials can costs anywhere from $50 to $200 $50-$90 low end salon $90-$120 average salon $120-$200 high end salon  + you have to tip pa If you are expecting a bargain, umuwi ka sa Pinas ordinary lang ang magpa-facial sa atin. or maybe you could check out… Read more »

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Facials can costs anywhere from $50 to $200
$50-$90 low end salon
$90-$120 average salon
$120-$200 high end salon
 + you have to tip pa

If you are expecting a bargain, umuwi ka sa Pinas ordinary lang ang magpa-facial sa atin.
or maybe you could check out the china/korea towns in your area

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lover010178

Maybe BDL thought that just because Calayan is Pinoy eh, makakamura siya. Hello! Nasa Amerika siya ‘noh.

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BDL

Exactly, I live here that’s why I know if the price is justifiable or if its unscrupulous. Calayan’s prices were definitely the latter. The consultation only lasted for 5 minutes, facial was like 20 minutes (just steamer and a bit of extractions, wtf!) and the products like what I said were packaged in sample sizes. Just because they have a celebrity clientele in the Philippines doesn’t mean they can rip people off here. And their prices are way higher than those of other LICENSED doctors who practice in the same area. Just saying! I wasn’t expecting to pay like $20… Read more »

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lover010178

May mga tao talagang mapagsamantala, Pinoy man o hindi.

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Anonymous

I think this is not the point just because Calayan is Pinoy at makakamura. 
The cliche: “You get what you paid for” is a serious thing in the US. They expect their money’s worth.
People should report them to the Better Business Bureau.

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lorrilei

Sana yan yung staff nila na masungit yung nahuli super palengkera nun! I think her name is Aida?? Gees grabe un mangenganyo pagawa kulang nalang hold upin kami…Bastos pa!

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