Friday, April 20, 2018

Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp offers the best summer fun for kids

Kids are in for one of the best fun and learning experiences this summer as Jollibee welcomes them to the best summer activity – the Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp, happening until May 31, 2018.


Through the six-day camp, kids aged 4-12 years old can learn the important values and key roles of a Jollibee Manager such as hard work, leadership, and responsibility through various fun and engaging learning activities.

Wearing their Jollibee Mini Managers uniform, complete with nameplates, the kid managers will greet customers as they enter the store, work behind the counter to take orders, and hand out take-out bags via the Drive-Thru window to discover and experience first-hand Jollibee’s values, the Alagang Jollibee service heritage, and learn the store’s best practices. They will also engage in arts and crafts, Yumburger making, ice-cream making, fun games, and dancing, all while interacting with other kids and meeting new friends.

“We at Jollibee believe that even at a young age, kids need to develop a sense of discipline, hard work, and responsibility in a fun learning environment, to become future leaders and managers. These are the values and lessons we want our Mini Managers to learn and experience as these will be pivotal in their growth, said Charisse Sumulong, Jollibee senior brand manager and head for Channels and Kids Marketing, “That is why the Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp is the best summer activity for Jolly Kids as it provides a fun and engaging atmosphere for kids to enjoy their vacation.”

For only P650, parents and guardians can enroll the kids to the Mini Managers Camp at any participating Jollibee store nationwide. Non-JKC members are also welcome to enroll. Participants will get a Mini Managers Camp workshop kit that includes a set of Mini Managers uniform and name plate, activity materials and a camp bag, snacks for the six days of the program.

The Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp is already accepting participants to the best summer workshop so, hurry, and sign up your aspiring Mini Managers today! Visit your nearest Jollibee store or follow /JollibeePhilippines on Facebook for more details.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

MILO Launches New Sports Programs for Schools and Barangays Nationwide

MILO Philippines continues its unwavering commitment to give the Filipino youth more opportunities to get into sports with the launch of their newest sports programs, the MILO Champ Camp and the Barangay MILO Liga. Over the next two years, these programs aim to bring sports closer to grassroot communities by engaging over one million students and 60,000 parents through the MILO Champ Camp and over 500,000 residents in 300 barangays with the Barangay MILO Liga.


Reinforcing sports in a child’s holistic development with MILO Champ Camp
For many years, MILO has had a longstanding commitment to support educational programs by providing students access to sports and encouraging them to lead active and healthy lifestyles. The MILO Champ Camp is a nationwide school tour that aims to spark the interest of students for sports and promote the importance of the values learned through it.


In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), the MILO Champ Camp will tap skilled youth coaches to teach elementary students the basics of basketball, volleyball, and football, while offering parents insightful talks on the value of getting their children into sports and the importance of giving proper nutrition and energy to start their day. This year, the MILO Champ Camp will roll out in 300 public schools in key cities around the country, estimating participation of 500,000 students and 30,000 parents.

Bringing sports closer to grassroots communities with Barangay MILO Liga. The Barangay MILO Liga seeks to elevate the yearly community-based tournaments during the summer break through the rehabilitation of facilities and sharing of MILO’s sports advocacy to residents of barangays across the country. By refurbishing basketball courts and mounting events that will unite the community and encourage children to participate in dynamic gameplay, Barangay MILO Liga will help Filipino youth become more active, and inspire residents to become more engaged in their communities.

The Barangay MILO Liga program, which spans 100 barangays in as north as Baguio and as south as General Santos City for its maiden year, also aims to modernize the community’s sports facilities, transforming them into MILO Courts of Values. Improvements to be made include repainting or restoration of basketball courts and supplying brand new sports equipment.

“All these efforts are being made so that the barangay’s young residents, and even children from surrounding communities and nearby schools will have access to well-conditioned sports venues and become inspired to go out and play. We want to encourage kids in the barangays to become more active through sports, and not be too consumed with their gadgets,” said Lester P. Castillo, MILO Sports Executive. “We envision Barangay MILO Liga to be a training ground for young athletes to pick up at least one sport, develop their skills, and hone their character as future champions. We are very thankful to the barangays who have partnered with us to rally behind this advocacy.”

The Barangay MILO Liga began mid-March and is set to culminate in their respective barangay tournament finals some time late April to May.

“We are very honored to have this meaningful partnership with MILO in advocating sports to the youth. Both the Barangay MILO Liga and the MILO Champ Camp are admirable programs that extends values education of children outside the classroom,” shared Usec. Atty. Tonisito Umali of the Department of Education.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Everyday is Playday kicks off Summer at SM

Everyday is Playday is having a Huge comeback at SM City North Edsa, along with 17 other malls, celebrate all play, all fun, all day for kids and the whole family. Making all SM Supermalls a venue for everything play. 


During the next months, more than twenty global brands will be launching their latest toy collections in SM City North Edsa. Likewise, more than 60 characters and brands such as SpongeBob, Shimmer and Shine, Beyblade, Hasbro Gaming and Shopkins, will tour all the 18 malls in a series of exciting shows and meet and greet sessions. 



This year's campaign is set to be much bigger and stronger with our growing partnership with Sony PlayStation, that will bring fun and exciting technology in our days of play, Fujifilm Instax, which will capture the best and fun memories from kids to kids at heart, and Paymaya and Globe G-cash that will offers 30% rebate on our local customers who wants to avail their favorite toys through mobile payment.

Kicking off the campaign is the launch of the new Shimmer and Shine toy collection at the Block Atrium at SM City North Edsa on May 5-6. This top rating Nickelodeon  show is about a twin genies-in-training who grants wishes to their human friend Leah. It highlights the importance of teamwork, resilience, and overcoming obstacles. This is a show that our little girls will surely wouldn't want to miss.

90's kids will enjoy the huge comeback of Beyblade, on August 31 - September 2 at the Annex Activity area at SM City North Edsa. It is known in Japan as Explosive Shoot Beyblade, a Japanese manga series. After the success of Beyblade Championship Tournament in SM City North Edsa the Annex early this year, wherein the winner will be sent to Japan this April to compete in the Asian Championship. This upcoming second leg's winner will be sent to compete in the World Beyblade Competition in Paris, France.

The whole family will definitely love the Hasbro Gaming which will have activations at SM City Fairview, SM City Novaliches, SM City San Jose Del Monte, SM City East Ortigas, SM City Bicutan and SM City BF Paranaque from April to October of this year. Hasbro engages families and friends through toys and games. In this upcoming leg, they are set to create their very first life-sized versions of gaming toys including Monopoly, Jenga, Pie Face, Connect and Twister. 

Kids who love combining entertainment and education will surely get excited for Nutty Scientists which will have roadshow all around SM Metro Manila malls. They create fun, spectacular, interactive activities and uses educational techniques in the form of shows or workshops for kids. Children will be active participants on the hands-on activities they offer that will be led by professionals.

Also this year, with the help of SM Cares, Everyday is Playday will be bringing DSWD partner charities and organizations including SOS Children's Villages Philippines to our series of shows and events. Watch out for more exciting toy launches and events this year. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

SM Southmall presents first Southpaws Easter Scavenger Hunt

SM Southmall celebrates Easter with its shoppers and their beloved pets! Man and man’s best friend come together at the Southpaws Easter Scavenger Hunt on April 1, Sunday, at the Foodstreet. In partnership with Mystery Manila, the first pet-themed Easter hunt features an exciting mystery to be solved, as folks and their furry friends gather clues from all around the mall.



The main hunt is open to all kids, with or without pets. To join, simply present single or accumulated receipts worth P2,000 from any store in SM Southmall. This entitles one kid, one guardian, and one pet to an afternoon filled with exciting games, fun trivia, cool prizes, pet-trrific activities, and a chance to solve the mystery of the animal kingdom.

For dog owners and dog lovers alike, the venue is transformed to a doggy play paradise, with a pet playground, pet buffet pantry, and talks on proper pet care and pet adoption by PAWS.

Truly, SM Southmall caters to the enjoyment of both man and man’s best friend. No matter the season, the occasion, or the time of the year, SM Southmall welcomes the community, together with their furry friends, with open arms.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SM Skating MOA to host Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia, April 3-8


The Philippines will host the 2018 Challenge Cup of Asia from April 3-8, 2018 at the SM Skating Mall of Asia in Pasay City. This is the first time that the country will sponsor the annual international ice hockey tournament that is sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).



The Philippine Ice Hockey Team hopes to make the country proud as it competes against Thailand, Kuwait, Mongolia, and Singapore in the 2018 IHHF Challenge Cup of Asia at the SM Skating Mall of Asia. All Philippine team games are scheduled for 7PM.


The 2018 Challenge Cup also marks the first time that the Philippines will compete in the men’s top division of the annual tournament among some of the best ice hockey teams in the region.



Riding on the momentum of its gold medal victory in the first-ever ice hockey event of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, the Philippine Ice Hockey Team, backed by the SM Group, hopes to make a podium finish in the 5-nation Challenge Cup of Asia as it plays against Thailand on April 3, Kuwait on April 5, Mongolia on April 6, and Singapore on April 8. All games of the Philippine team are scheduled at 7PM.



Other Challenge Cup of Asia games will feature Singapore vs Mongolia on April 3 (3:30PM), Mongolia vs Kuwait on April 4 (7PM), Thailand vs Singapore on April 5 (3:3PM), Mongolia vs Thailand on April 7 (3:30PM), Kuwait vs Singapore on April 7 (7PM), and Kuwait vs Thailand on Aril 8 (3:30PM).



During the Challenge Cup, the Olympic-size ice skating rink at the SM Skating Mall of Asia will be the battleground of the competing ice hockey teams. It is equipped with complete facilities such as a digital scoreboard, players’ boxes, scorekeeper and penalty boxes, locker rooms, and a 200-seater stands located around the rink.







Saturday, March 24, 2018

How technology and LG help women do more—and be more


Traditional thinking holds that women are not as comfortable with technology as men, but that's not the case. Women have always been the early adopters of technology. Throughout history, they’ve brought the latest gadgets into use, learned new means of communication, and maximized more efficient cooking and housekeeping methods in order to adjust to the dynamic changes in society and their transitional role in it.



From lightbulbs and typewriters in the 1800s, to the washing machine and refrigerator in the early 1900s, to the telephone in the 1950s, inventions and innovations that had to do with everyday living were always the woman’s domain. The advent of modern appliances had a profound impact on the 20th-century woman, changing the way she cooked, cleaned and cared for her family, and, eventually, how she lived her life beyond her home. Plug-in conveniences brought about a household revolution, one that would eventually change women’s lives, and enable them to enter the workforce and contribute to the economy.



In the 21st century, technology continues to be a woman’s staunch ally. They use it to balance work, family and outside interests, and to better themselves and the lives of the people around them. Because of mobile gadgetry and interactive digital technology, women can now pay bills while en route to a meeting, plan parties in between closing deals, and order groceries on the way home from work—all through their hand-held devices. Technology has not only empowered women to manage their own companies with the use virtual offices and virtual assistants, but it has also enabled them to take charge of their homes and give their families the best care possible. Technology has allowed women to become supermoms and the best partners—the ultimate versions of themselves in a society that now acknowledges how truly important a woman’s role is, whether she’s actively engaged in the workforce or the custodian of her own household.



More importantly, technology has allowed women to empower other women. There has never been a better time to recognize the impact information technology and digital connectivity has had in the lives of women across the globe. Women use their mobile phones and tablets to connect, bond and interact with other women on the other side of the world. The internet and social media has opened their eyes to the realities of many other women, and they use these channels to voice out their opinions and dissent, to take the lid off gender issues, and to create opportunities for other voices to be heard. Technology, more so now, has allowed women to share their stories, to collaborate and to inspire.




For 60 years, electronics giant LG has accompanied women on their journey to self-discovery by providing optimum solutions and new experiences that help their female consumers lead better lives. LG creates efficient, functional, not to mention, beautiful home appliances that free up time for women, allowing them to focus on other concerns. The brand also provides an array of sophisticated, gorgeously designed mobile phones, tablets and smart watches that allow women to stay connected virtually anywhere, and to share information at blazing-fast speeds with just a touch of the screen. 





Transformative experiences are at the core of the LG philosophy. By combining the most forward-thinking technologies with ingenuity and resourcefulness, LG enables women to discover new ways to enrich their life and of the lives of their loved ones.



For more details on how LG products can help improve your life, visit lg.com/ph, like @LGElectronicsPH/@LGTVPhilippines/@LGMobilePhilippines on Facebook, and follow @LGPhilippines on Instagram.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Celebrate Egg Hunting and Party at Funrach


Get ready to hippity, hop, hop for an Egg-citing Easter weekend at Fun Ranch on April 1!


The fun begins with an Easter-themed kiddie party loaded with activities the whole family will enjoy like games, Kiddie Salon/Face Painting and a Magic Show. Save the best for last, because egg hunting happens at the end of the party. And check this out! Participants are guaranteed to get an egg (or prize) during the hunt.

     
Bebe IC enjoyed her last year Egg-citing easter weekend

A limited number of tickets will be on sale at the Fun Ranch ticket booth on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 13, 2018 until supplies last. Below are the ticket prices and its inclusion.

Child: Php550 inclusive of a Ride-All-You-Can (Ortigas) or Unlimited Play (Alabang/Pampanga) wristband, snacks, loot bag, and access to all side activities (e.g. egg hunt, games, and product sampling)

Adult: Php275 inclusive of snacks and access to all side activities



This year's Egg-citing Easter Weekend is co-presented by Pepsi and Poten-Cee Vitamin C Gummies, and will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Ortigas and Alabang branches; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Pampanga branch.

Fun Ranch’s Egg-Citing Easter Weekend is sponsored by Microtel by Wyndham Acropolis, Columbia’s, Potchi Strawberry Cream Gummi, Frutos Soft Chewy Candy, Skechers Kids, Puffy and Sparky Bags, Lazer Maxx Tag Arena, Cloud 9 Chocolate Milk Drink, Jack n' Jill Cream-O, Jack n' Jill Knots, Jackn' Jill Pretzels, Uni-Love Baby Wipes, PLDT Home Fibr, Iced Gem Biscuits, Choco Iced Gem Biscuits, Snackeroo Heartsies, Snackeroo Bits n' Chips, Lucky Me Special Curly Spaghetti, Jelly Vit Jelly Drink and Mr. Hat Gulaman.

For more details, call your preferred branch at 7063019/7063031 (Ortigas), 8369387 (Alabang) and 09178610294 (Pampanga).