Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kevin Balot’s journey to becoming #StrongerNow

Support inclusivity by watching inspirational short film with Pantene Philippine’s first transgender ambassador 

At first glance, Kevin Balot is the epitome of grace, elegance, and beauty. As the Philippines’ first transgender Miss International Queen, the serenity in her face, her bright smile and air of confidence, effectively masks the pain she had endured growing up and the journey she faced that made her #StrongerNow. 

OLX’s holiday party essentials

Hosting a party for the upcoming holidays? Let it be a party to remember by adding all the essential party elements available on OLX, the world’s leading classifieds platform, and become a party insider by having free access to the hottest party favors listings:

Gift ideas that match your loved ones’ varying lifestyles

This Christmas, shower your family, friends and colleagues with practical gifts that match their lifestyles. 

Thinking of surprising a friend who’s a music lover? Akari, the country’s top lighting and electric brand, has the perfect gift idea. Sleek and innovative, its new multifunction AC/DC Rechargeable Bluetooth Music Box Fan can be a source of both comfort and entertainment. At a promo price of P 2,339.85, you already get a 12-inch fan that can be used while plugged or unplugged, with fan operating time of up to six hours and up to 48 hours when using its Bluetooth speaker alone while running on batteries. 

SM Supermalls wins Marketing Company of the Year in 2018 Agora Awards

SM Supermalls was hailed as winner of the most coveted Agora for Marketing Company of Year in the 39th Agora Awards at the recently concluded Awards Night last October 19, held at the Okada Manila Grand Ballroom. 

“Innovation has always been at the core of SM’s growth as exemplified by our founder Henry Sy Sr. when he opened SM North Edsa over 30 years ago in the swampland of Quezon City to today, as we partner with first-in-market global brands and introduce never-seen-in-the-Philippines activations that inspire family fun moments and bring smiles to children’s faces,” says Steven Tan, SM Supermalls Chief Operating Officer.

Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by Typhoon Mangkhut

The Australian Government has provided PHP23 million (AUD600,000) to assist 2,000 farming families in Cagayan Province, in the most affected areas by Typhoon Ompong.

“Australia is a good friend and neighbor, and we are committed to helping families affected by Typhoon Ompong,” said Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely. “We are supporting farmers to rebuild their livelihood, and we are assisting their families with cash and in-kind support to help them get back on their feet.”

Australia’s emergency assistance is being implemented in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lights, Camera, Party at SM Cinema’s Event Cinema

Have you ever imagined having an exclusive event at the cinema with your movie of choice playing?  

Look no further as SM Cinema brings you Event Cinema, a venue for special parties that make unforgettable moments come to life. 

Innovative fishball maker from Bulacan named top winner of 2018 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

An entrepreneur’s innate ability to fish deep for innovative ideas to propel his fishball-making business to success earned him the top spot in the 2018 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), a program funded by the Citi Foundation and hosted in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc (MCPI).

The CMA is a signature initiative of the Citi Foundation aimed at generating economic opportunities for low-income people, including youth, around the globe. The awards program provides entrepreneurs with resources to strengthen their business, including access to networks, capital, tools and training; and enables individuals to create economic sustainability for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Metro Market! Market! holds “Holiday Hazards” community talk

In keeping with its commitment to bring value to its customers and as a way of public service, Metro Retail Stores Group Inc., (MRSGI) is holding a community talk on “Holiday Hazards” on December 13, 2018, Thursday, 1:00 pm at the 4th floor of Metro Department Store Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 

While the nation’s Christmas celebration is in full swing with homes and public spaces decked with amusing trimmings and lights, retail hubs packed with shoppers, and Christmas parties happening in almost every corner, MRSGI reminds everyone that people should be aware of safety and security hazards that are common during the holiday frenzy.  


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