Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ART JAM: Paint, Sketch and Smudge Workshop for Kids

This summer let your little ones embrace their love for art. Manila Workshops is proud to present to you their very first art workshop for kids. If you are looking for a Summer Workshop that will keep your kids busy for 10 days, then this is best for them.

Have them explore the world of Sketching, Painting & Smudging. This workshop is ideal for kids 4-8 years old.

May 8-10 | Intro to Sketching
Day 1: 7 Basic Elements
Day 2: Drawing Shapes & Forms
Day 3: Shading & Drawing Still Life

May 15-17 | Intro to Painting
Day 4: Methods & Techniques in Painting
Day 5: Application of Techniques
Day 6: Let’s Paint Landscape

May 20-22 | Intro to Oil Pastel
Day 7: Let's Draw Using Oil Pastel
Day 8: 10 Oil Pastel Techniques
Day 9: Intro to Landscaping

May 23 | Final Day
Day 10: Application of all Medium

Workshop's speaker will be Mr. Eric Angelo Aquino, a self-taught painter, and digital artist. Studied Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science History at the University of Northern Philippines. After he graduated college he became a portrait artist in Makati. He became an animator in Tooncity Animation Inc. trained by a well-known animation director from Walt Disney Animation, Scott Petersen from 2008 to 2010. He is also became a book illustrator in a publishing company in Cubao, Quezon City, there he also helped to teach kids the basics of illustration.

Now, he is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and a character designer. He is now famously known as Erictoons, he’s now working for a stock cartoon website called Vectortoons.com. On the side he do commissioning cartoons and caricatures for families, couples, famous celebrities, politicians and other foreigners around the world.

1 Segment/3 Days: Php 2,499.00
10 Days/All Sessions: Php 6,499.00
**Workshop Fee is inclusive of art materials, certificates, and snacks!**

You may buy your tickets at: https://manilaworkshops.com/events/art-jam-workshop

Have a great day with Australian grapes!

It's harvest season for grapes from the Southern Hemisphere which means the Taste Australia campaign is back to entice customers to try and buy beautiful, sweet and crunchy Aussie grapes.

Thanks to the diverse geology and unique micro-climates across Australia, grapes are able to enjoy a long production window from November to May. Rich soils, warm summer days, cool nights, and long daylight hours create grapes with intensified sweetness and an eye-catching red, black or green colour. A top tip when selecting green grapes is to choose a bunch with a golden tint as this means they are sweeter in flavour.

Did you know Australian table grapes can be eaten straight from the bunch? There’s no need to peel or de-seed, just simply rinse before eating and enjoy the taste of an Australian summer. This means grapes are the perfect addition to kids lunchboxes or a go-to snack at work to re-energise and hydrate active bodies, which is especially helpful when you live a busy lifestyle.

Grapes are a natural superfood and adding a serving to your daily diet will give you a much needed antioxidant boost. Grapes are packed full of phytonutrients including polyphenols, anthocyanin, and resveratrol, which contribute to the protection to eye health and heart disease. Aussie grapes are particularly good for parents and grandparents as they are low GI food which helps stabilise blood glucose levels after a meal. As grapes contain 80 percent water and plenty of fibre they also contribute to body hydration and help keep your gut healthy.

Australian grapes are incredibly versatile. They are the perfect anytime snack or addition to a sweet or savoury recipe for a refreshing twist.

Here are some Aussie grape quick and fun ideas:
-- Cut grapes in half, freeze, and use instead of ice as a natural way to chill and sweeten drinks
-- Match fresh grapes with specialty cheese, especially soft cheeses such as brie or camembert to create an impressive and well balanced platter for family and friends
-- Dip grapes in melted dark chocolate for a satisfying sweet treat
-- Must try recipes can be found at http://www.australiangrapes.com.au/category/recipes/

Did you know that:
-- Grapes were first introduced to Australia 230 years ago
-- Australia produces an average of 120,000 tonnes which is the same weight as 2,400 cargo planes
-- Australian grapes are available each year from November to May
-- More than 60% of Australian grapes are exported to 35 countries with most destined for Asia
-- Australian grapes are hand picked to ensure quality and avoid bruising
-- Grapes do not become sweeter once picked, only perfectly vine-ripened grapes will be hand harvested for your enjoyment
Thompson Seedless (green), Crimson Seedless (red), Red Globe (red) and Midnight Beauty (black) are the most common grape varieties from Australia.

Grapes are great for our body! They are packed with polyphenols and anthocyanin, which belong to the family of powerful phytonutrients. Phytonutrients have been proven in recent scientific research to promote human health by enhancing antioxidants and protecting cells from free radical damage. These benefits are found in the skins and flesh of green, red and black grapes.

Grapes are made from approximately 80% water and contain a high amount of fibre which means they hydrate, cleanse and detoxify active bodies. They also contain resveratrol which converts bad, white fat in the body into good ‘beige fat’, which helps to burn calories and prevent weight gain.

Grapes are recognised as as low GI food and have numerous health and nutritional benefits per 100g serve:
3.9g dietary fibre, which helps lower cholesterol and keeps you fuller for longer
37 mg calcium, which is needed for bone health
A good source of Vitamin C (10% of recommended daily intake) which helps maintain immune and brain function, keeps skin healthy, and increases iron absorption
Fat-free, saturated fat-free, cholesterol-free, and naturally low in sodium and
2.8% of the average person’s daily kilojoule needs.

When buying grapes, reach for firm, plump clusters that are securely attached to green stems. Look for a silvery coating on grapes. This is the natural bloom (not dust) that protects the fruit and is an indicator of freshness. Store grapes in an airtight container in the crisper draw of your refrigerator for up to two weeks
Rinse grapes before eating and serve slightly chilled to enhance grapes natural crispness.

Top tip: Australian grapes have a thin and crisp skin so there is no need to peel the fruit.

To taste the difference, head down to participating supermarkets including Rustan’s, Shopwise, Wellcome, S&R, Robinson’s and other major supermarkets and enjoy seasonal red, black or green grape sensations. They guarantee these much-loved Australian fruits will be perfectly fresh and sweet.

Let's join the “It’s A Grape Day” social media contest by posting your most creative photo featuring table grapes accompanied by the wittiest of captions.
  • To join, one must simply LIKE and FOLLOW Taste Australia Philippines’ Facebook and Instagram.
  • Simply post your creative entries and TAG US by using the following hashtags: #ItsAGrapeDay #TasteAustralia #AustralianTableGrapes #FunWithGrapes.
  • Posts must be set to public in order for us to track your entries.
  • All concepts are welcome.

Winners will be chosen randomly, so get your creative juices flowing as 2 winners will be chosen per week (1 for IG and 1 for FB) and will win PHP 2,500 worth of Rustan’s Gift Certificates each.

Monday, April 29, 2019

A fun and exciting birthday awaits kids at the Jollitown Theme Park

Jolli news to all the mommies and even daddies!!! Jollibee presents their newest party theme, the Jollitown Theme Park, can let kids experience the joys and thrills of the most fun and memorable birthday ever.

My bebe IC got the first dib of the fun train to the Jollitown Theme Park. Each corner of the Jollitown Theme Park was filled with classic amusement park activities including the Face Paint station and an interactive photobooth to simulate riding a ride with Jollibee. As the party began, more games were played like Hetty's Color Match, Popo's Power Ball and Jollitown Tower.

And the best part of the party is a yummy feast of their favorite Jollibee favorites while enjoying a special performance from Jollibee and his friends.

With the latest addition to thd various Jollibee Kids Party theme options we (parents) have, our children can imagine the ultimate theme park adventure through the party's amusement park activities, games, entertainment and party favors.

All the fun led to the special culmination - a candle-blowing ceremony for all the kids. Kids went home with loot bags full of goodies and memories of an awesome day in the Jollitown Theme Park.

Jollitown Theme Park is the latest addition to Jollibee's growing line-up of fun Kiddie Party themes. So what are you waiting for? Give your kids the jolliest birthday yet by choosing among JolliRace, Jollibee Fairtytale Land, Hello Kitty Fun Carnival and now, the Jollitown Theme Park.

The Jollibee Kids Party os available for both in-store and outside parties and had a "Create-Your-Own-Package" that gives parents that option to cuatomize their food packages. Check out your nearest Jollibee Party Store for more details.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Meet Cebuana Lhuiller's top 10 Happiest Pinoy 2019

After going through close to 800,000 applications in the last few months, the biggest edition of the Cebuana Lhuiller Search for the Happiest Pinoyhas now come down to 10 individuals who are already winners in their respective categories.

Khaye Celine Maggay (youth), Fracisca Tumampil (senior citizens), Fortunato Januto (overseas Filipino workers), Rodrigo Roble Jr. (Lingkod Bayan), Zaldy Bueno (professionals), Hercules Soringa (manggagawang pinoy), Mark David Cerezo (entrepreneurs), Alfred Santos (employees), Jayson Dela Fuente (persons with disabilities), and Leovy John Terrado (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community) will each receive Php50,000 and will go through a panel interview to determine this year's Happiest Pinoy grand winner who will take home Php1,000,000 tax-free.

The panel of judges is led by Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya,
Rock Education Project Inc. founder Gang Badoy Capati,
Entreph co-founder and motivational speaker RJ Ledesma,
TV host, journalist and online influencer James Deakin,
TV host Love Anover-Lianko,
The Apprentice Asia winner and JY Consultancy and Ventures founder and managing director Jonathan Yabut
and Search for the Happiest Pinoy previous grand winners Winston Maximo, Rommel Arellano and Richardson Navor.

The grand winner of the Search will be announced during the awards night, on May 29, 2019 at New World Hotel.

An advocacy program of Cebuana Lhuiller, the search for the Happiest Pinoy celebrates the values of optimism, resilience and hope as it aims to find a Filipino who has a positive outlook in life, was able to rise above life's challenges and had a positive impact in the lives of others.

Monday, April 22, 2019

SaferKidsPH Program brings together a consortium of child rights advocates collaborating with the government, civil society, and private sector

Online child abuse is the leading cybercrime in the Philippines. New technologies, such as live streaming, are putting more Filipino children at risk of sexual abuse.

 #SaferKidsPH consortium members at the ceremonial signing: L-R: Atty Albert Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines; Ambassador Steven Robinson AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines; Julia Rees, UNICEF Representative, a.i.; and Sam Chittick, Country Representative of The Asia Foundation.

Australia is committed to advancing the rights of children and protecting them from exploitation, abuse, and violence. That is why the Australian Embassy in the Philippines has initiated the SaferKidsPH Program, a six year, AUD 8 million (PhP 298 million) commitment.

“Addressing online sexual exploitation and abuse of children is a global concern. SaferKidsPH reinforces our commitment to support the Philippine government’s efforts to address this complex form of human trafficking. SaferKidsPH will also work with the private sector and the community to develop the best solutions for a safer online environment for every Filipino child,” says Ambassador Steven Robinson AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines.
The program will provide grants to the Australian Federal Police, and the UNICEF-led consortium, which includes The Asia Foundation and Save the Children Philippines.

“Filipino children have a massive presence online. One in three Internet users is a child. While the Government has been trying to respond to the demand, breadth, scope, and agility of the technology — not to mention the extreme accessibility of digital platforms — there must be more that we can do together to protect our children,” says Julia Rees, UNICEF Representative, a.i.
The National Baseline Survey on Violence Against Children shows that nearly one in two children aged 13-17 experienced cyber violence.  Atty Albert Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines said the involvement of local government units, and community members, both adults and children, are key to protecting children from online sexual exploitation. “Children especially those in deprived situations are at risk of falling prey to online sexual exploitation. We need to increase public vigilance to prevent and reduce incidents of OSEC by strengthening child protection systems at the local level,” says Muyot.

The Consortium will support the Philippine government’s national plans, including the National Response Plan to Address Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children led by the DSWD Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography, and the Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children led by the Council for the Welfare of Children.

Sam Chittick, Country Representative of The Asia Foundation said this consortium combines the networks and expertise of  UNICEF, Save the Children and the Asia Foundation together with the Australian Embassy to ensure that the voice of Filipino children navigating the justice system in the Philippines is heard, and together we can help break down barriers to access to justice.”

Aligned with the government’s goal to end violence against children by 2025, SaferKidsPH will involve children, parents, schools, local groups, businesses, and media to promote online safety. It will strengthen investigation, prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime cases. It will also improve services to protect children in target hotspots.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


FOLLOWING last month’s successful implementation of key improvements involving its electronic banking services, BDO Unibank will launch the next phase of its system upgrade this coming Holy Week.

As a result, the following services will be temporarily inaccessible to clients starting 8PM on April 19 (Good Friday) to 12nn on April 20 (Black Saturday):

·      ATMs
·      Mobile and Online Banking
·      Debit and Cash Card transactions

Branches, meanwhile, will be closed from April 18 (Maundy Thursday) to April 21 (Easter Sunday) in observance of the Holy Week. Regular operations will resume Monday, April 22.

“We are advising our clients and the general public to perform their banking transactions ahead of this scheduled activity to avoid any inconvenience,” BDO said in an advisory.

Once completed, the system improvement will allow BDO to provide better service to its growing number of clients and offer banking convenience to even more Filipinos.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Endless Looney Tunes playtime awaits kids with latest Jolly Kiddie Meal

This April, Jollibee is giving young ones the chance to play with our all-time favorite Warner Bros. characters – Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Sylvester, Tweety, Daffy Duck and Taz - with the Jolly Kiddie Meal Looney Tunes.

Kids can place the ever-adorable Bugs Bunny on top of his skateboard and launch him in three different directions to escape Taz which can spin wildly by squeezing his legs. They can also let Marvin the Martian pilot his flying saucer with a pull of a cord to catch Daffy Duck who always gets thrown off a big ACME rocket when it hits a hard surface. They can also help Sylvester spring up using his pogo stick to reach sweet little Tweety Bird swinging inside her cage.

Collect all six toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with Rice (P120), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal (P135), each with its own Jolly Joy Box.

So, what are you waiting for? Hurry and start collecting the Jolly Kiddie Meal Looney Tunes fun squad which is available until April 30 only. Go to the nearest Jollibee branch to complete all six toys!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Experience HP LaserJet Printer quality and reliability with Free HP Everyday Paper

Every day, HP LaserJet printers and toner cartridges never fail to deliver on their commitment to make an impact on business documents by consistently printing sharp black texts and crisp graphics.

Now, to make sure that enterprises can truly maximize the reliability of HP LaserJet printers to grow their business, every purchase of HP CF217A, HP CE285A or HP Q2612A Black Original LaserJet toner cartridges and HP CE285AD, HP Q2612AD, or CB435AD Dual Pack Black Original LaserJet toner cartridges, comes bundled with a free ream of HP Everyday Paper.

Engineered to a higher standard, HP Everyday Paper has ColorLok Technology which helps deliver low levels of paper dust to maximize printer longevity and ensures consistent quality prints. HP Everyday Paper is made of 100% eucalyptus pulp that comes from sustainable forests, making it environment-friendly.

So, what are you waiting for? Buy any of the participating HP Original Toners at authorized HP resellers nationwide to get your free 500 sheets of letter-size HP Everyday Paper! Promo period is until April 30, 2019 only. See posters and print ads for more details. Per DTI-FTEB permit no. 1221, series of 2019.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Get ready for an exciting summer adventure with McDonald's Kiddie Crew workshop : Explore edition

Summer is just around the corner and its the perfect time for McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop!

On its 27th year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop continues its tradition of making learning an adventure for the kids and giving them a unique and memorable experience at McDonald’s. Through play-based activities, kids aged 6-12 will experience all the fun things that make up McDonald’s, and at the same time, learn good values, build confidence, and discover new talents, all in the company of new friends!

The workshop will turn kids into budding adventurers as they set out to complete fun and educational tasks, like making their all-time-favorite McDonald’s Cheeseburger, and serving delighted customers from behind the Front Counter or the Drive-Thru window! They also get to sing, dance, and let their creative juices flow with different activities that make for a memorable summer experience.

You can choose your workshop schedules. They have weekday workshop runs for 5 days with each day lasting for 2 hours while the two-day weekend workshop lasts for 3 hours per session. You’re sure to find a schedule that will best fit you and your kid’s summer activities!

All these fun activities, new friends, happy memories, and loads of goodies await them for just P695 for the weekday workshop, and P595 for the weekend workshop.

But the fun and surprises don’t end there! McDonald’s has a special treat for those joining the Kiddie Crew Workshop, with free membership to the new Kiddie Crew Club -- offering members exclusive and exciting perks all-year round!

So what are you waiting for? Enroll your little explorers in the McDonald’s store nearest you and give them an unforgettable summer experience! To know more about the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, visit https://McDoKiddieCrew.com.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Mang Inasal successfully holds National Halo-Halo Sarap Day with surprise store visits by celebrity endorsers Angel and Empoy

Mang Inasal, the leading Pinoy fast-food restaurant that serves the 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal, successfully celebrated the third National Halo-Halo Sarap Day (NHHSD) with its customers who got to enjoy the creamiest Pinoy halo-halo at P20 off in all Mang Inasal stores nationwide.

Delighting customers with their surprise store visits were the “General’s Daughter” star Angel Locsin who went to the Mang Inasal Circuit Makati store and comedian Empoy Marquez who went to SM Fairview and SM Novaliches stores during the NHHSD.

Starring in the latest Mang Inasal Pinoy Halo-Halo TV commercial aired on the same day as the NHHSD, Angel told customers at the Circuit store that she is really a member of “Samahang Simot,” or those diners who really finish their halo-halo up to the last drop.

“Narito po kami ngayon ng Mang Inasal para magpasalamat sa inyong walang sawang pagsuporta sa Pinoy Halo-Halo. Alam naman po ninyo na talagang paborito ko ang Pinoy Halo-Halo dahil ito ang da best sa creaminess. Espesyal ang gatas nito dahil ito ay ginawa lang para sa Mang Inasal (We are here today to thank you for your endless support for Pinoy Halo-Halo. You know that it is really my favorite because it is the creamiest. It is made from special milk made exclusively for Mang Inasal),” she said.

One of the customers who came to celebrate was a balikbayan from Malaysia, Susan Casteral, who came with her son. She always eats at Mang Inasal every time she goes back to the Philippines. She said that she loves eating the Mang Inasal Pinoy Halo-Halo because it has the right amount of sweetness and the creaminess that stands out.

Josephine Quiatchon, who came with her friend, is a senior citizen who loves Mang Inasal Pinoy Halo-Halo. She finds it really delicious because it has the creamiest milk and generous serving of ingredients.
“Kahit senior na at sipunin na, tuwing summer kumakain talaga ako lagi ng halo-halo (Even if I’m already a senior citizen and would always have colds, I still make it a point to eat halo-halo during summer),” she jovially shared.

Katrina Nagidao, who came with her daughter, even won a prize in one of the NHHSD raffle draws at the Mang Inasal-SM Novaliches store. She said that she and her daughter always eat at Mang Inasal since her daughter loves its Chicken Inasal, while she craves for its creamiest Pinoy Halo-Halo.

Mang Inasal Brand Manager Schubert Quilinquin said that the National Halo-Halo Sarap Day was celebrated in over 500 stores nationwide as Mang Inasal’s way of showing its appreciation to its customers who contributed to making its Pinoy Halo-Halo a well-loved dessert or merienda (snack).

“We thank everyone who joined us in celebrating the National Halo-Halo Sarap Day this year. We hope to celebrate with all of you again next year, as we prepare more surprises for you at our stores,” he said.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Earth Hour at SM City Sta. Mesa

In your own way, how will you save the Earth?

In celebration of Earth Hour, SM City Sta. Mesa invited different entrepreneurs to share their vision and mission on how to #Connect2Earth.

Monnick Cruz fron Silent Beads is eager to create beautiful beads, seed papers and other crafts that grow into plants after use - all from paper wastes. Anne Yee of Jacinto & Lirio ( meaning "Hyacinth and Lily"), is a social enterprise that transforms a 'pest' into eco-iconic and multi-functional leather goods sustainably provides beautifully handcrafted plant leather goods which are impressively multi-functional yet stylish conesational-pieces with a lifestyle appeal for professionals and companies who wants to create a strong patriotic environmental and socio-ethical statement. Mark Joseph Laceste fron Bambuhay is set to lead the planet and build opportunities through empowering.

SM City Sta Mesa's creative installation shined brightest as the mall turned off lights at exactly 8:30pm. The centerpiece was filled with different commitments made to save the Earth and the environment - reduced food waste, save water, conserve energy, shop locally, go car-free.

Thank you SM City Sta Mesa for reminding us our responsible in taking care of our mother Earth. We all need to do our part and we should #Connect2Earth

Monday, April 1, 2019

College students prepare to taste their full their potential with Teenspeak, Pepsi Philippines

What if students had a hand on how big companies did advertising campaigns or addressed business challenges for their target market? What difference would their new ideas and innovations bring to the table?

These were the possibilities Pepsi Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) and the University Philippines Advertising Core (UP AdCore) sought to challenge in this year's iteration of the annual Teenspeak competition—"Start with a Sip."

"We've consistently partnered with educational institutions as part of our desire to drive inclusive growth for our stakeholders," said Monique Castro, PCPPI Corporate Affairs and Communications Senior Manager. "We've done lots activities and initiatives for children like our annual Brigada Eskwela project and this time we've set our sights on building up the youth through this competition."

As UP AdCore's flagship inter-university idea generation competition, Teenspeak aims to test the strategic skills of students in coming up with creative solutions for a challenge posted by the organization’s partner brand. A series of mentorships and boot camps with PepsiCo and PCPPI executives await participants who will vie for a prize of Php100,000 and an exclusive tour around a PCPPI bottling plant.

2018 saw a total of 100 teams from various colleges and universities in Metro Manila signing up, and on its tenth year the organization is expecting more competitors taking up the challenge.

"For its tenth year, UP AdCore joined forces with PCPPI to give participants the perfect opportunity to gain valuable experiences and learn from the best in the industry," said Bianca Aquino, Project lead for Teenspeak.

The partnership coincides with PCPPI's celebration of its 30-year legacy of serving Filipinos quality thirst quenchers.

Castro added that the collaboration will assist students in both honing their skills and deepening their principles by sharing their company values. "While we are encouraging the participants to expand their thinking and put into practice the theories they've been imparted with, we will also be imparting to them who we are as a company and the values we have that propelled us through 30 years of successful business in the country."

The Teenspeak bootcamps and mentorships will run throughout March 16, 25 to 30 with the competition culminating on April 27 for the Finals.

"Teenspeak and PCPPI are confident that students have what it takes to realize their ideas," said Aquino. "All they need is to refresh their spirit and explore their abilities."

Get ready to collect happy experiences at the Cream-O Flix Fest 2019

Are you ready for the summer fun?

On its third year, Cream-O Flix Fest once again invites all Cream-Oholics to another exciting outdoor cinema experience. Themed “Collect Happiness”, Cream-O Flix Fest will celebrate a common love for movies, playing games, and eating their favorite chocolate cookies on April 6, 2019, at the Quezon Memorial Circle, from 3pm onwards. The event is free and open to the public.

A lineup of blockbuster movies presented by Cream-O awaits attendees in the outdoor movie marathon. Join the adventures of Marvel Comics’ mutants in X-Men Apocalypse; follow the comedic antics of beloved Po in Kung Fu Panda 3; and sing-along to the songs of The Greatest Showman.

Cream-O goes all-out in bringing next level fun to this unique one-of-a-kind event. Aside from the film showing, live music performances and raffle giveaways, there are activity booths that will surely make everyone’s experience more awesome and memorable. Take a photo with friends and family in the colorful Cream-O-OOTD booth, challenge your movie knowledge in the Cream-O Movie Combo, unleash your creativity in the Happiness Studio, and test your luck in the Pachink-O and Tic-Tac-O game.

Not to be missed is Cream-Ofied Creations, a crowd-favorite activity where everyone can customize their own Cream-O in four easy steps: (1) choose a Cream-O cookie variant, (2) dip it in chocolate, jam, or peanut butter (3) sprinkle your choice of toppings and (4) drizzle with your favorite kind of syrup.

Spread the excitement with your friends and family using #CreamOholics and #CreamOFlixFest2019 and get ready to collect happiness with your favorite Cream-O cookies. Follow Cream-O on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at “/creamoholicsph” for latest updates.

Meet SAM, first in-mall customer service robot

Good news to all SM shoppers! We now have a new friend, SAM, the country's first ever in-mall small robot.

As part of a series of innovations designed to improve customer malling experience, SM Supermalls raises the bar in customer service with the introduction of SAM, an artificial intelligent (AI) humanoid robot programmed to deliver a smoother, more personalized and efficient interaction with customers.

Now at SM Megamall amd coming soon to other SM malls, SAM is designed to help with directions and provide mall information about the latest deals, promos and events. Equipped with an advanced face recognition technology, it can also make personalized greetings to customers once they enter the mall. Customers can chat with SAM through the SM Supermalls facebook page. It serves as 24/7 online concierge that can provide information like branch locations, malls schedules and promos, to name a few.

SAM was created in partnership with the Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines), which is a leading provider of electronic and original design manufacturing services.

Next time you visit SM Megamall, drop by Mega Atrium, Mega Fashion hall or Bank Drive and say HI to SAM for more fun, convenient and exciting malling experience.

For more information, visit SM Supermalls social media accounts @smsupermalls or at www.smsupermalls.com