Saturday, December 2, 2023

2nd Philippine LEAF Awards: Call for Nominatons Extended

The recently concluded press conference held last December 2, 2023, announced the significant updates for the upcoming "LEAF Tertulia at Parangal 2024." The press conference, which took place at the Manila Clock Tower Museum in Manila, was a prelude to the much-anticipated 2nd edition of the Philippine LEAF Awards.

"The LEAF Tertulia at Parangal 2024 is not just any ordinary awards ceremony. It will celebrate the best in Philippine Culture and the Arts -- Past, Present, Future. True Filipino Artists will be an integral part of this grand event," emphasized LEAF Founder and Head Juror for Music, Frank G. Rivera. Rivera shared the stage with current LEAF President, esteemed TV and live events director, CJ Andaluz, who also serves as the Creative and Managing Director of Pixel Art Media Production Company.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Rex Education takes home awards at 21st Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal, 45th Catholic Mass Media Awards

Rex Education was recently recognized at the 21st Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal and the 45th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).

The Quezon Gawad Parangal is held annually in October as part of the local government’s celebration of the city’s founding. The 2023 awards ceremony recognized individuals and institutions who were exemplary in the fields of social work, environment and sanitation, law and justice, business and entrepreneurship, and science and technology.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

FDCP brings a curation of World Cinema in QCinema 2023.

As a proud partner of QCinema International Film Festival for its 11th edition, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) brings a carefully curated selection of World Cinema titles in #QCinema2023 happening from November 17 to 26 in select cinemas in Metro Manila.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

QCinema Film Festival 2023: QCShorts Finalists

Six (6) short films will be competing at this year’s edition of QCinema International Film Festival, happening from November 17-26 in select cinemas across Metro Manila.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Mastering your finances: Essential strategies for effective financial management

Managing finances in the contemporary landscape can pose various challenges, necessitating a comprehensive understanding of complex financial mechanisms and prudent decision-making skills. Several factors contribute to the complexities associated with financial management in the present-day context. These factors greatly affect our daily lives especially when it comes to budgeting and saving. Here are some friendly financial tips that can help you navigate the intricacies of personal finance with confidence and ease.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Tears from Heaven: CHILD Haus celebrates 21 years

The SM Mall of Asia Music Hall was the venue of the 21st-anniversary celebration of CHILD Haus, an institution founded by ‘Mader’ Ricky Reyes to be a bastion of hope for children stricken by cancer. Throughout its history, one consistent major supporter of the establishment has been the Sy family – in its early years, Henry ‘Tatang’ Sy, Sr., and over the last decade, SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy continuing the tradition established by his father.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

SM Supermalls' Lady Security Guard Gilren Bajado honored for exemplary act

Gilren Bajado, lady security guard of RJC Security Solutions, was recognized as the Outstanding Security Guard of the Year at the 43rd Founding Anniversary of the Civil Security Group at Camp Crame. The recognition ceremony was presided over by PNP Chief PGen Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. SM Supermalls Customer Relations Services Senior Assistant Vice President Mr. Almus J. Alabe and Regional CRS Manager Harold James E. Herrera were also in attendance to witness the awarding ceremony.

Friday, October 27, 2023

UST tops off Henry Sy, Sr. Hall at Manila campus

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The artist’s rendition of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, which will rise near Gate 10 (Dapitan St.).

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) held the topping off ceremony of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall last October 7, 2023. The ceremony is a builder’s tradition that highlights the placement of the final beam on top of the structure. 

The seven-storey building is a tribute of the Sy family, the SM Group, and UST to the SM founder for his life-long education advocacy. It is equally a manifestation of the ever-growing desire of the UST Research and Endowment Foundation, Inc., Anargyroi: FMS Foundation, Inc. (AFI) and the 152-year old UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (FMS) to further level up in the field of medicine. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

SM Prime, WWF-Philippines join forces to nurture the future sustainability champions

Recognizing today's youth’s key role as tomorrow’s guardians of the environment, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) and World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) have teamed up to launch YOUth are the Future,a leadership program aimed to equip young student leaders on environmental conservation , climate change, and sustainability issues.

“There is no better time than now to educate the youth. As stewards of the planet, it is important that they have an opportunity to learn about environmental conservation, encourage them to voice out their fresh ideas, and share new perspectives,” said WWF-Philippines Education for Sustainable Development Project Head Dino Calderon.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Expanding sustainability: SM Foundation's 2nd rainwater harvesting system

Health workers in San Fernando, Cebu Primary Healthcare Facility water the locally sourced plants using the water from the rainwater harvesting system.

Rainwater harvesting is a way of collecting and storing rainwater for later use. It is an effective and adaptable way to conserve water and reduce reliance on main water supplies. Due to its efficacy, it has been applied by many civilizations in history and is being utilized today by forward-thinking institutions as a sustainable water management strategy.