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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 […]

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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 […]


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, […]

The MOA signing for Caltex Fuel Your School was attended by (left to right) DepEd Undersecretary Mario Deriquito, CPI Policy, Government and Public Affairs Manager Raissa Bautista, DepEd Regional Director for NCR Luz Almeda, CPI Country Chair Peter Morris, and American Chamber Foundation Philippines President Edwin Feist

Caltex launches Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) program for Metro Manila’s highest-need senior-ready public schools


 Through Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) program which was launched May 25, 2015 in Caltex Mabini station, Caltex will be helping thousands of public high school students in Metro Manila to make their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) projects possible, in anticipation of the needs of incoming Grades 11 and 12 in 2016 for public schools. Peter Morris, country chairman of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) announced, “From June 15 to July 15, 2015, we will donate one peso (P1) for every 4-liter fuel purchase made by motorists at participating Caltex stations in Metro Manila. We aim to hit P5 […]

JDI’s loyal customers who participated in this year’s “BiyahEdukasyon.”

Panay welcomes Jardine Distribution Inc. BiyahEdukasyon


 Proving how committed they are to their partnership to Filipino farmers, Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) conducted another “BiyahEdukasyon”, bringing Mango growers in some areas in the bustling island of Panay–Iloilo City, Guimaras, and Boracay. BiyahEdukasyon is a program organized by the said company which is offered to those who have been loyal customers for years. Kaye Aguilan, JDI product manager expressed, “BiyahEdukasyon has been our way of pursuing continued education for our partners outside of their farms.” She also added, “ Aside from providing farmers solutions through the products that we offer, we believe that by providing them opportunities to learn […]

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION. Col. Alejandro 'Alex' Escano received a plaque of appreciation from students Lourdes Fiel Mare Orita (Grade 8) and Jose Oliver Obus (Grade 6).

Dreams of two students from Southern Leyte came true in National Schools Press Conference 2015


 Two students from Southern Leyte, who dreamt of competing for the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC), had their dreams came true through the gracious help of Col. Alejandro “Alex” Teves Escano, a philntropist and a public servant . The students namely Lourdes Fiel Mare Orita (Grade 8) and  Jose Oliver Obus (Grade 6) both competed for the  category of Copy-reading and Headline Writing. NSPC 2015 was held recently in Taguig City with its theme, “Empowering Resilient Communities Through Campus Journalism.” To express their gratitude, Olita and Obus handed Col. Escano a plaque of appreciation. Col. Escano is the Chairman of Private Sector Disaster Management Network […]


History of the National Museum and Spoliarium by Juan Luna


 A trip to the National Museum is not expensive. In fact it is free if you choose to just read our snippet history of how the National Museum came to be. National Museum used to be the Old Session Hall of the House of Representatives which first convened on this building located at Padre Burgos Street corner Finance Road on July 26, 1926 led by Speaker Manuel Roxas until 1933 and Speaker Quintin Paredes until 1935. The Legislative Building was almost completely ruined during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The House of Representatives continued to convene here from the […]


Axis and Children’s Hour partner for Time Out of Time Exhibit


 Axis, the contemporary classic watch that transcends time, continues its partnership with Children’s Hour through collaboration with renowned Filipino artists Ram Mallari, Buds Convocar and Salvador Ching to showcase inspiring art works created with the use of Axis watch parts. Titled Time Out of Time Exhibit, the art works were displayed and were up for bidding at the SM Mall of Asia last November 6-12, 2014. Proceeds from the auction were given to the “A Class of Your Own” project of Children’s Hour. Celebrities Sam YG and Lucky Mercado visited the artists’ work hub for a one on one session on the creation of […]

MAAGA ANG PASKO WITH JOLLIBEE. Children from all over the metro got a taste of early Christmas with the Maaga ang Pasko early caravans headlined by Zoren and Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi, and children Mavy and Cassy, Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, and pop star princess Sarah Geronimo.

Celebrities sing for Jollibee Maaga ang Pasko jingle


 “It’s Christmas time!” Let us be one of the first blog site to greet you a Happy and Merry Christmas! Our greetings come perfectly on time as Jollibee celebrates the 20th year of its popular Maaga ang Pasko toy and book drive with the theme “ang pinakamaaga, pinakamahaba at pinakamalaking Pasko.” Yes, Christmas is just around the corner! To bring this concept to life, twenty of the country’s biggest and brightest stars shared their time and talents to join the various activities and encourage more people this early to participate and spread cheer to even more Filipino children. Christmas carols filled the […]


The largest social learning network in the world – in the Philippines known as – has just raised 9 million dollars for further development.


 Brainly has drawn the attention of General Catalyst which usually invests in US start-ups, just to mention Snapchat, Airbnb and Kayak. Only in exceptional circumstances they are interested in companies outside North America – and Polish start-up is one of these exceptions. 35 countries with 12 language versions, over 30 million students visiting each month, including 7 million from Southeast Asia, 2 300 000 visitors of the Philippine version –, more than 8,000 questions asked per hour and 450 moderators taking care of content’s quality. These are just a few numbers about Brainly. “Every student eventually becomes stuck on […]