Starbucks, Teach For The Philippines Improve Students’ Lives, One Classroom At A Time

For many Filipinos, education plays a vital role in improving the quality of life. Despite this, many children struggle with their studies as they find themselves in tightly-packed, poorly-ventilated classrooms with dilapidated tables and chairs. The Department of Education (DepEd) estimates around 29 million students are attending classes this school year, an increase from the…

BFF Talks: Exploring The Unlikely Connection Of Art, Social Entrepreneurship And Conservation

Meet Niccolo Jose and Jen Horn. One is an artist and woodworker; the other, a community engagement consultant and staunch proponent for sustainable lifestyle. Together, they are forest conservation advocates and certified BFFs of the Best Friends of the Forest Movement (BFF Movement). Faced with the combined threats of land development, logging activities, and mining…

Smart Emergency Communications Boost MMDA Quake Drill

While the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that the exact date of its latest earthquake drill will not be publicized in advance, it is no surprise that Smart Communications has again provided support to the agency’s annual disaster preparedness and response activity. Just like in previous years, the PLDT wireless unit deployed emergency…

Blind Children ‘Walk With Dignity’ At Farmers Plaza

The Farmers Plaza on Saturday, August 4, hosted the White Cane Safety Day event, showing its commitment to welcome persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the mall and other properties of Araneta Center. The White Cane Safety Day is a law-mandated celebration every August that aims to promote the well-being of the visually-impaired and raise awareness…

More Smart ‘Millenniors’ Catch Up With Millennials

As life goes on, so should learning. Lilia Cos, 60, and Wiseña Relente, 57, are a testament to this. They recently completed – and topped — a short course, from which they emerged as social media savvy seniors who could hold their own against their millennial progeny. Both residents of Barangay 672 of Paco, Manila,…

Acer CloudProfessor Powers DOST’s IMake.WeMake 2018

During the Department of Science and Technology‘s (DOST) launch of the Imake.WeMake competition in 2016, many young Filipinos showcased their creativity and skills in developing inventions that can help address some of the country’s societal problems. The competition proved effective in encouraging young Filipinos across the country to use their aptitude in science and technology…

Northern Mindanao Focus Of Globe, Optus, Singtel 2018 Volunteering Drive

Over 8,000 students and 250 teachers from two public schools in Northern Mindanao were aided with workshops on digital citizenship and cyber safety, sports clinics, storytelling sessions, school repairs, and a feeding program through the Better Together 2018 Overseas Volunteering Program. Around 36 employees from Globe Telecom, Singtel, Optus, 24/7, and Convergys went to Cagayan…

Beko Philippines Unveils #EatLikeAPro Advocacy

Beko Philippines launches today its Eat Like A Pro (ELAP) advocacy, an information dissemination campaign, which aims to help parents in ensuring that they give their child healthier food choices. The advocacy is in support of Beko’s current global initiative of eliminating unhealthy eating habits, which affects Filipino families, especially the young ones.