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‘Smash For A Cause’ event set to fight bullying in schools

iACADEMY and Anti-Bullying Philippines have teamed up for an awareness and fundraising activity called ”Smash For A Cause” on Tuesday, August 19, in Makati City. The event seeks to eradicate bullying in schools and other school-related violence and make schools a safe learning environment again. Studies show that 45 percent of young people experience bullying even [...]

SKAL Makati slates tourism awards

Local international tourism promotion group SKAL International Makati will hand out the 24th Tourism Personality Awards on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the New World Makati Hotel.   SKAL International Makati will also mark its 33rd anniversary at the same time. Founded in August 1980, it is the second oldest SKAL club in the [...]

Globe Telecom holds Philippines’ first digital lifestyle expo

Digital innovations are changing the way we live and communicate. Technology experts have seen the rise of new trends in consumer behavior as mobile device usage continues to increase. Every day, people are more drawn into living the digital lifestyle. The increased ubiquity of smartphones, tablets and similar gadgets, the birth of innovative data plans, [...]

PHLPost invites public to join Asean stamp design competition

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is inviting the public to participate in the nationwide stamp-designing contest and be chosen to be the official stamp design to welcome the “Asean Community” which is expected to take place in 2015. Following the back-to-back victory of PHLPost in the World Mail Awards 2014 in Berlin, Germany and the [...]

UN Manila launches ‘Textula’ contest

The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Manila, headed by United Nations Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho, has launched a “Textula” contest to promote the UN International Year of Small Island Developing States being observed this year. The contest, which also coincides with the Philippines’ celebration of National Language Month, is a joint project of UNIC Manila and the [...]

World Bank cites SM for ‘green’ initiatives

The World Bank has awarded retail giant SM Supermalls with a global environment award for its initiatives to implement energy-efficient mechanisms in its operations, particularly in its move to use environment-friendly airconditioning system. During the awarding ceremony at the Manila Peninsula, World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi, represented by Senior Environment Specialist Viraj Vithootien, gave SM a certificate of recognition for [...]

‘Cinemalaya X’ book launch at CCP on August 9

THE Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launching of the book titled “Making Waves: 10 Years of Cinemalaya” on August 9, 2014, 5pm at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.   The “Cinemalaya X” book is a commemorative publication chronicling the history of Cinemalaya and its [...]

‘Aladdin’ on limited run from August 14 to 16

As a season offering to all schools, parents and children, Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents “Aladdin” with script and lyrics by Luigi Nacario and music by Eugene Belbis.   The story of Aladdin is adapted from the popular version of “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp” by Antoine Galland.   Aladdin is a story of a [...]

Rockwell Primaries introduces 53 Benitez

Rockwell Land’s newest subsidiary, Rockwell Primaries introduces 53 Benitez, its much awaited mid-rise residential development where you and your family can build a life together in a safe and family-oriented community. 53 Benitez features a two mid-rise boutique enclave with two and three bedroom units with floor areas ranging from 63 sqm to 95 sqm. [...]

SMLEI’s SM Science Center morphs to ‘Exploreum’

SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. or SMLEI introduces the newly revamped SM Science Center as the “Exploreum” — the latest venture to house brand new interactive exhibits that will take you on a tantalizing journey to knowledge and fun. The Exploreum promises to be the it-place for curious minds who would like to further explore the [...]

‘President Aquino should recognize PH’s real problems’

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III is in the best position to push reforms, but many local political reform advocates think the President does not even recognize the country’s real problems.   Chief among these problems is the need to establish real political parties as today’s political dealings are with individual legislators, and no longer with [...]

Convergys triathletes inspire in Ironman challenge

There are swimmers, bikers and runners.  Then there are the triathletes,  those who push past the limits of endurance by taking on all three challenges  in one event. And then there are those who take it further—call center/BPO  industry professionals who balance successful careers, family lives, and taking  on the Ironman challenge. “Ironman 70.3 Philippines”, [...]

Aboitiz conferred ‘Highest Distinction Tribute’ by Cebu business community

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) recently recognized the Aboitiz group for its contributions in the province’s rapid economic growth and development with the “Tribute of Highest Distinction” given at the Tourism and Investment Night in celebration of the Cebu Business Month (CBM). Aboitiz, which has a century-long history of pioneering business in [...]