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SM City Trece Martires Grand Magical Christmas Parade


 SM City Trece Martires held a Grand Magical Christmas Parade today, December 9 that also coincides with the gift-giving Bears of Joys to the delight of kids and young-at-heart. The Grand Magical Christmas Parade highlighted a magical parade with production performance by the 75 talents of Lea de Castro Music Studio and Artist Center from Imus, Cavite. Guests and participants who bought Bears of Joys were entitled to free entrance and photo ops with the characters from the Grand Magical Christmas Parade. Pairs of Bears of Joys are available in all SM Stores for P200. Each purchase will entitle the […]


LEGO Northern Invasion stirs up exciting deals for November


 The third LEGO Certified Store in the Philippines successfully opened yesterday, November 12, at Level 1, Mindanao Wing, TriNoma Mall in Quezon City. Fans and collectors of the LEGO bricks and minifigures lined up the store to get first dibs of the items and deals offered inside the TriNoma Mall store.   The TriNoma Mall store is the first certified store in the Northern part of the city. LEGO has been a hit in the Philippines, earning a steadily growing following from children and those young at heart who use each LEGO piece to build toys and realities straight from […]


MoneyGram donates P1M to Black Pencil Project’s “School-in-A-Box Program”


 “Our Php1 million will go a long way. The School-in-A-Box program will provide complete study packs, teacher’s kits, and relevant learning resource materials for the marginalized children from the indigenous communities,” says Andrea Maramotti, MoneyGram International Head of Marketing for Emerging Markets. Definitely, any amount, and the larger the better, will do something great for projects that will benefit the young and helping them to get schooled as they are our future leaders in the making. Black Pencil Project is an independent civilian volunteer organization that assists select schools from far-flung areas all over the country. Founded in June 2008, […]


Webrangers learn from Digital Storytellers


 Together with invited social media influencers and digital storytellers, Google Philippines held a one-day Webrangers workshop for students last September 17 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati. Guest speakers like Jako de Leon of paperbug shared insights on how to be a successful online influencers. For Jako, who produces YouTube videos for Bogart the Explorer, creating content online is more flexible as it can target a large pie of the demographics. It’s relatively inexpensive and can be instantly shared using social media networks. The main goal of Webrangers campaign is to encourage young students age 14-20 years old to know […]


Gabay Guro pays tribute to teachers this Teachers’ Month


 Gabay Guro was born when a group of like-minded PLDT executives banded together over coffee for an advocacy for teachers. That was nine years ago. Today, Gabay Guro has over 1100 scholars on various state colleges and universities nationwide. There are over 300 LET passers, 496 active scholars as of August, 2016 and projected 167 graduates in 2017. Gabay Guro also celebrates the fat that 137 scholars graduated with honors – 112 cum laudes and 25 magna cum laudes. Gabay Guro has also partnered with local government units to further teacher education. What is Gabay Guro? Gabay Guro is a […]

Mang Inasal pays tribute to everyday heroes


 It’s not all the time that we see and hear heroic deeds by our fellowmen that is given recognition for all citizens to know and realize that faith in humanity is still present among our hearts. A person doesn’t have to go to war and come back as a hero nor that person doesn’t have to save an entire city like the Avengers did in the movie Age of Ultron. A person can be a hero just by stepping up, believing and doing what he believes is right. Sharing talents and passion to his fellowmen that will benefit a lot of people […]


Strengthen your kids’ educational and learning skills through iCreate Cafe Manila


 Want to build your child’s education and learning skills to full potential? Here are some of the things you should know about iCreate Cafe Manila. 2.0 Milo iCreate Cafe Manila introduces a learning solution that brings together technology, curriculum, and hand-on work, and aligned with key educational standards and learning objectives. StoryStarter Also offers hands-on literacy solution that ignites confident writers in Elementary School. Story starter consists of two successive educational levels that strengthen students’ literacy skills through writing, reading, and understanding stories. Simple Machines Is an engaging hands-on tool that introduces second and third-graders to the basic principles behind […]


How strong and secure is your online password?


 If you’re not sure if your internet online password is not strong, safe, and secure, hook on this site first before you proceed below. For many, and that include us, think that our choice passwords are already strong and safe. But wait until you try and test it on the site we just gave you. High school students of Manila Science High School know very much than we do. At their tender age, they knew the danger that lurks beneath the world wide web and that there is someone who’s out to steal their online information and use it without […]


Cebu Pacific and UNICEF rise for children’s health and nutrition campaign


 UNICEF and Cebu Pacific partners for Change for Good campaign which will make a child’s first 1000 days disease-free and well taken care of. Each currency that every Cebu Pacific flying passengers donate to Change for Good will go directly to UNICEF to fund the daily needs of less-fortunate kids in the Philippines up to their 1,000 growing days.   *I always fly to different countries and have seen these on-flight donations and I wonder to myself, ‘when are we going to have this project in my country where an airline will support UNICEF’s Change for Good?’ shared actress Anne […]


6 Things you need to know about Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar


 We sat down with the newest reigning Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauty queens and we had the whole afternoon knowing more about each one of them. Here’s what we’ve discovered from Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Jehza Mae Huelar. 1. Jehza Mae Huelar’s birthday falls 15 days before the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Grand Coronation Night Jehza turned 21 last April 2, 15 days before the pageant’s Grand Coronation Night held in Smart  Araneta Coliseum. 2. The Binibining Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up is from Davao Jehza grew up and finished college in Davao and a certified Dabawenya. As much as she wanted to […]

DREAMS OF A QUEEN. The orphans of Manila’s ERMA Foundation were all excited and asked questions about how Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach made her dreams come true. She gamely answered the questions of the kids and even gave pieces of advice.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is a Wonder Woman


 It came as a surprise when I checked my Facebook and saw posts about Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach coming home, for the 2nd time since winning the title, enjoying her morning with orphan kids in one of the branches of the country’s number one fastfood chain. Didn’t know she was here. The Miss Universe did not only drop by Jollibee, she also  helped spread joy to 20 kids from an orphanage who were invited to a special Jollibee lunch party. And the Internet went frenzy. In a viral video from Facebook, we can see a Pia getting crowned by an orphan […]

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ICOMM: Moving Beyond Boundaries


 Proving that truly, excellence is their passion, Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Institute of Communication continuous to regain its glory. Over the past years, The Institute of Communication, collectively known as ICOMM continues to unfold and spread its capabilities towards the boundary of greatness. Unfolding truths and telling stories in every angle of day-to-day experience in the real world and the world of fiction by touching people’s lives through the Institute’s creative masterpieces in the field of documentaries and short films. The institute proves that in whatever condition one may be, it doesn’t affect anything as long as you’re […]


QBE Foundation and Dynamic Teen Company by Efren Penaflorida working together for long-term education programs


 “The main criteria why we were very fortunate to partner with DTC (Dynamic Teen company) was our vision, and what we want to work on is education, its sustainability, sustainable livelihood for our community through education. When we met with Efren (Penaflorida) and understood that DTC works from the kariton, from children all the way to young adults who go through college and help them finish their universities, it just resonated because it hits exactly the core of what we want to do with QBE,” explained Karen Batungbacal, QBE Executive General Manager, when asked how and why they’ve chosen to partner with […]


Leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions is now hiring additional 6,000 team members


 Alorica, a leading Business Process Outsourcing Provider of customer management solutions is now accepting applicants to hire as additional 6,000 customer management experts for the first quarter of 2016. This news was revealed during a meet with the press led by Colleen Beers, Senior Vice President of Operations, last February 16, 2016. Beers is responsible for developing world class engagement teams, innovating best practices that create amazingly great customer experiences, building strategic relationship with diverse clients in a variety of industries and driving growth and revenue for Alorica. “More companies than ever before are choosing Alorica and our immensely talented […]


Ensure your family’s health and safety with the proper way of cleaning your toilets and win two (2) months worth of Domex gift packs


 Domex leads disease prevention with a hospital toilet clean up on World Toilet Day to help ensure that patients who may have suffered from waterborne diseases won’t suffer any more in the hospitals. In commemoration of World Toilet Day, we are encouraging you to do your part and take a pledge to save lives by supporting 1 Million Clean Toilets Movement and World Toilet Day, and pledge to properly clean your toilets, to protect your family from disease caused by unsanitary toilets. By joining this promo and using the hashtags #WorldToiletDay2015 and #1MCleanToilets, you are helping in spreading the awareness of disease prevention at home by […]


Western Union PH now holds Guinness World Records’ Largest Coin Mosaic title


 Today, September 30, Western Union created Guinness World Records World’s Largest Coin Mosaic as they successfully top UK and United States recent world records. Guinness World Records judge Jack Brockbank personally check and carefully supervised Western Union‘s attempt on the record-breaking coin mosaic as the company celebrates 25th year of service in the Philippines. The preparation to build the coin mosaic lasted overnight and displayed at The Elements in Centris, Quezon City before it was presented to Guinness World Records representative. The image of a Philippine Flag with a dove and logo marking Western Union’s 25th year was formed by 500,000 pieces […]


PLDT Chariman Manuel V. Pangilinan led the launch of Digital Campus Suite


 PLDT and Microsoft aim to boost PH IT education by launching Digital Campus Suite, a new service package that will enable students and academe access online learning programs and to earn IT (information technology) certifications for critical IT skills that are now in-demand in today’s digitally driven industries. This initiative is under PLDT’s business unit PLDT SME Nation that has been very active in partnering with schools and learning institutions to build their technology and connectivity resources in support of the education sector’s need to improve ICT learning among the students and academe. “We at PLDT are confident that this […]


Self Discovery: “Who do you want to be in the future?”


 Who do you want to be in the future? What do you want to fulfill and achieve in life that will leave a legacy for the next generation? I have always admired Richard Branson, the man behind the successful Virgin Group of Companies and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of his time. Richard Branson has been known for putting up a lot of business ventures and though he found success many times, that doesn’t mean that he did not have his fair share of ups and downs before getting to the top. Before he established Virgin Records and before he […]


Brainly announces #BrainlyDoodle Contest


 Do you like to draw? Imagine millions of Brainly users worldwide seeing your artwork! It’s very easy to take part in. Draw your doodle. Make it be unique, quirky, colorful, and engaging. The technique and theme is up to you, but it should demonstrate what is great about learning and your favorite school subjects. Post it to your Facebook (make sure it is set to public, in other case it won’t be visible), Twitter or Instagram account. Use the hashtag #BrainlyDoodle. That’s all, folks! The deadline for submission is August 7. The winner will be announced on Brainly’s various social media […]


Social learning network available on Google Play


 Do you know Brainly? First time we wrote about them when its Philippine version,, has been launched: Since that time, the number of users who visit the whole network increased to 40 million monthly and the Philippines became one of the most important, promising, and fastest growing markets. Now they have just released the mobile app for Android users on Google Play. How does Brainly work? Its aim is to connect students, who want to share knowledge with those, who have problems with some subjects or get stuck with their homework. Every student eventually becomes stuck on […]


Cartoon Network tours metro schools for Adventure Time Art Fair


 With a huge Manila fan-base, Cartoon Network launched a unique art-based program in collaboration with Top Draw Animation which will bring together workshop and carnival elements into metro schools starting this July. Kicking off this Thursday, July 16 at Lourdes School in Mandaluyong, the workshop back-to-school program entitled “Adventure Time Art Fair” will tour 10 schools in Metro Manila which will be conducted by world-class animators and creative directors from Top Draw Animation, a local animation studio which has worked on major International projects including Cartoon Network’s Beach and Exchange Student Zero, a new series premiering this September. Among the instructors […]


Project Happy Feet Slipper Race 2015 continues third year Footprints of Change


 Mactan’s premier resort destination, Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan is organizing the Project Happy Feet Slipper Race 2015 for the third year and is going to happen on Saturday, 18th July 2015. PHF as it is called by many, is a non-competitive team activity where participants wear flip flops and make a fun 3-5km walk, tackling different fun obstacles and challenges. Funds earned will go directly for the education and training of underprivileged children. Bantay Bata 163 will be this year’s PHF 2015 beneficiary, to support the Bantay Edukasyon Program, developed to support the educational needs of select individuals supported by […]


Pilmico advocates for healthier and nutritious snacks for kids through Back to School program


 Pilmico, a food subsidiary of Aboitiz, recently held its Back to School program at Pilmico Research and Training Bakery in Paranaque as part of their advocacy to promote healthy and nutritious snacks for kids. Resident Chef Cynthia Durian prepared recipes like Tiny Chicken Triangles, Mini Ham and Cheese Quiche, Garlic/Cheese Sticks, and other healthy snacks which will be part of the tasty treats for the Back to School program. A mini baking workshop for bloggers was held inside the Research and Training Bakery located at 317 El Grande Ave., BF Homes in Paranaque City. Data gathered by the United Nations  Food and Agriculture Organization […]


Samsung and TESDA partnership to provide more job opportunities to out-of-school and unemployed youths


 Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have joined hands in launching TESDA-Samsung Consumer Electronics Servicing Training Laboratory. “The joint project which we are launching today is extremely important. Together, we are helping to address significant social issues. Samsung Philippines is honored to partner with TESDA Women’s Center. As a consumer electronics company we hope to develop a strong full of qualified service engineers and technicians,” said Mr. Seungho Jee, Director, Service Operation, SEPCO, this afternoon during the launching and ribbon-cutting of the pilot TESDA-Samsung electronics lab held at TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig. “Indeed, […]

Renee Salud at Philippine Fashion Week 2013.

Top Filipino designer Renee Salud to showcase new ways of wearing Filipiniana in NY/NJ Fashion Show


 Once again, Philippine Fashion Ambassador Renee Salud will make every Filipinos proud this coming June 27 for a runway show to benefit “Feed the Children Program” and at the same time, to showcase the new ways of wearing Filipiniana in NY/NJ fashion show. The live events division of Fil-Am Who’s Who, a community lifestyle magazine catering to Filipino-Americans in the New York Tri-State area, is mounting Philippines top fashion designer Renee Salud‘s latest runway show, billed as “tataksaludnyc 2015,” whose featured design collections demonstrate contemporary, intricate ways to fuse Philippine indigenous fabrics together with embroidery as well as new ways […]