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Friday, August 26, 2016

SM Foundation warmly receives 1,000 new batch of tech-voc scholars

Dedicated to educate and empower the youth for future employment, SM Foundation recently welcomed 1,000 new technical-vocational scholars into its scholarship program. Committed to creating paths towards brighter future, The SM Foundation Scholarship program has invested in out-of-school-youths in various areas of the NCR and Luzon. 

Through thoughtful planning and strategic partnerships, SM Foundation has built a network of innovative funding programs and progressive relationships with some of the country’s most respected and important community programs, schools, colleges and universities. Through the vision of its founder, SM Foundation continues to give equal opportunities to the deserving youth from the marginal society. “Our new scholars come from various locations with 300 of them hailing from the NCR, 300 from Luzon, 300 from Visayas and 100 from Mindanao,” shares SM Foundation Executive Director for Education Linda Atayde. Indeed, SM Foundation has quietly and confidently enabled the education of thousands of poor yet deserving youngsters of the country.

Tech-voc students at work

Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairperson of SM Investments Corporation, expressed her support to technical-vocational education during the 2015 Forbes Global CEO Conference held in Manila. According to her, vocational schools will help improve people’s skills and allowing them to qualify and work in industries both here and abroad.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Things I Have Learned from Smart Parenting Mom Workshop 2: All About School-Aged Kids

You’ve seen smart kids, I assume. They are the ones who could perform and render a song without hesitation or show off their terpsichorean talent. Most of us wonder, what did the parents of these kids do to make them this smart? Nope, it’s definitely not because of their formula milk. Understanding how parents can help their kids maximize their full potential is very important especially during the crucial stage. And these are exactly what Purple Plum Fairy has learned during the recent Smart Parenting Magazine's Mom Workshop dubbed as “All About School-Aged Kids” held recently at the Discovery Suites in Ortigas.

According to the experts, stimulation starts as soon as the child is conceived. It is indeed significant to stimulate the child’s brain which parents would often overlook because we’re too busy taking care of our children’s needs. But it is at these earliest years of life when the child’s brain record sensory experiences which can greatly affect his growing up and learning. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Shangri-La Plaza Mall marks their 10th year in showcasing International Silent Film Festival

It’s been a decade since Shangri-La Plaza began featuring the annual International Silent Film Festival  Manila, the first of its kind in South East Asia. For those who haven’t had the chance to try it, it is an amazing experience on itself. As its 10th year coincides with the Shang’s 25th year anniversary, they will be hosting another series of 24 silent movie screenings, accompanied by live musical performances. 


Sunday, August 21, 2016


SM Supermalls welcomes the so-called ‘Ghost Month’ of August with their annual Cybermonth Tech Sale called “Ready, Tech, Go!”  Yup, it’s that time of the year again where they have the latest and the best gadgets, electronics and home appliances with huge discounts and great deals. Imagine an entire month where you will enjoy all the latest gadgets at almost steal prices?  That’s surely a great deal one can’t afford to miss, right? 
Executives of different brands shows off their latest products at the SM Cybermonth launch

Cosplayers also graced the said event.

During the SMCybermonth launch, they have also featured and unboxed awesome brands such as Vivo, Blink, Cloudfone and Smart Communications. They have also offered amazing deals that shoppers must take advantage of. 
The cute Vivo mascot welcomes guests and shoppers

Friday, August 19, 2016

Experience Taiwan's Best Brands at Taiwan Excellence Exhibit in Trinoma Mall from August 19-21, 2016!

Discover the best of Taiwan’s high quality products with Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone which will be held at the TriNoma mall Activity Center from August 19 to 21, 2016. The Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone is an interactive product showcasing some of the well-loved and trusted Taiwan-produced products that shows superior quality. Organized in partnership with the Bureau of Foreign Trade and the Taiwanese government, the featured products bear the Taiwan Excellence seal which guarantees consumers with world-class and high standard products.

Expected to participate are 140 products from the 54 Taiwan Excellence-accredited brands at the Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone. The top of the line products covers the needs for Information and Communications Technology, Home and Living, and Sports and Leisure. This includes STRIDA’s durable bicycles designed for convenient and reliable urban transport, SH-RD’s protein cream that avoids hair damage and promises softer and shinier hair, and FECA’s storage products that help in maximizing the home space.

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