Saturday, April 20, 2024

Call for Submissions: Santelmo Journal 9

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For the next issue due in June 2024, SANTELMO 9 welcomes original and unpublished (online and elsewhere) poetry, fiction, and non-fiction on the theme of GENIUS LOCI or Spirit of Place (Travel, Destinations, Sojourns, Bucket lists... ), as well as original artworks. Please email your submissions to along with a three-sentence bio note as an attached Word file in Times New Roman 12 points font size. 

Kindly include your surname and the submission's genre and language in the email subject. Acceptance will merit a complimentary copy and a modest honorarium.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Daikin Run for Clean Air 2024 at Bridgetown East, Pasig | April 28, 2024

Daikin Philippines
and RSRJ Events Management are inviting all runners, running and fitness enthusiasts to join the Daikin Run for Clean Air which is happening on April 28, 2024, at Bridgetowne East, Rosario, Pasig City. The event features two race distances – 5KM and 10KM.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Philippine Book Festival 2024 at World Trade Center Manila | April 25-28, 2024

For the second year running, the National Book Development Board Philippines (NBDB) is bringing together publishers, authors, artists, educators, and readers at the country’s biggest traveling book festival.  

Taking place at the World Trade Center in Pasay from April 25 to 28, 2024, the PBF is a four-day celebration showcasing the richness of Philippine literature, culture, and arts. This unique book fair integrates education, entertainment, tourism, and shopping into a single family-friendly event.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Manila International Auto Show 2024 at SMX & WTC | April 4-7, 2024

The Philippines’ premier automotive event is back, even bigger and bolder than ever! The Manila International Auto Show 2024 (MIAS) returns to showcase the best of the automotive industry and its future, elevating the industry to newer heights! For the first time in MIAS history, this event will be held in TWO mega-venues: the World Trade Center Metro Manila and SMX Convention Center Manila.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Pop music icon Debbie Gibson set to electrify Manila with an Electric Youth anniversary show

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the mega-hit album “Electric Youth,” the record- breaking singer-songwriter-producer is set to electrify the Philippine stage in a massive 2-hour long concert full of hits and surprises on 26th April 2024 (Fri), 8pm at New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City.

Get ready for a fun and emotional night of nostalgia and “newstalgia,” as Debbie Gibson performs favorites from the Electric Youth and her greatest hits!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Sun Life Philippines continues tradition of being a Trusted Brand among Filipinos

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. once again bags the Platinum Award in the Life Insurance category of the recently concluded Trusted Brand Awards organized by Reader’s Digest.

The Platinum Award is considered the highest honor in the Trusted Brand Awards, as there is only one sole winner bestowed with such honor. The recognition is wholly based on consumer voting, where over 8,000 individuals in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan rate 50 categories of products and services according to their trustworthiness, credibility, quality, value, innovation, social responsibility, and understanding of customer needs. 

Monday, April 1, 2024

A curation of World Cinema in Cinematheque Centres nationwide

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will screen a curated lineup of internationally acclaimed contemporary films and 4K restorations of Wong Kar Wai classics at FDCP Cinematheque Centres in  Manila, Iloilo, Davao, Negros, and Nabunturan  starting April 11, 2024.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

NBDB urges focus on readership and literacy initiatives

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) urges policymakers, educators, community leaders, and stakeholders to prioritize readership and literacy initiatives, while also involving parents in efforts to make reading more accessible to all segments of the population.

This call follows the release of the 2023 National Readership Survey (NRS) results, showing a notable decline in non-school book readership among Filipino adults and children. The survey revealed adult readership at 42% and children at 47% in 2023. Access to books emerged as the primary reason for the decline, with limited awareness of public libraries and constraints like time and distance cited as barriers to visits.

Sun Life reigns as the #1 Life Insurance Company for 13th year in a row

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. continues to reign as the no. 1 life insurance company for 13 consecutive years after garnering PHP 55.79 billion in Total Premium Income.

This is according to the 2023 report released by the Insurance Commission based on submitted unaudited Quarterly Report on Selected Financial Statistics. In the same report, Sun Life also ranked no. 1 in Total Assets with PHP 306.33 billion, and Net Income with PHP 8.79 billion.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Rainbow of Revival Presents: Shades of Healing Run at Liwasang Ulalim | May 12, 2024

Brisels Liver2Hold holds the second season of Rainbow of Revival Presents: Shades of Healing, a color fun run to be held at the Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex in Manila on May 12, 2024 (Sunday)Embrace a meaningful adventure and make a real difference in the lives of Baby Gavin and Baby Briel, our courageous little warriors battling biliary atresia. Your participation and support can provide them with life-saving liver transplant surgeries they urgently need to thrive.