How Flexible Learning Can Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

How Flexible Learning Can Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential


The Filipino school system has been the same for 100 years, with children boxed into traditional classrooms and rigid class schedules. But as we’ve observed since the beginning of the pandemic, learning does not have to be restricted to the boundaries of a classroom.

Each child is unique. They differ in how much time they need to learn something, what sparks their interest, and what tools and resources work best for them. So why pigeonhole all students into one outdated learning setup? For many children, flexibility is key to helping them reach their full potential. This is exactly what APEC Schools’ SmartClass offers. An innovative e-homeschooling program, SmartClass is designed for independent, curiosity-
driven learners. 

Limitless learning

While the traditional setup might work for some, many students today require more breathing room to grow. As a home e-schooling program, SmartClass allows the Filipino child to learn from the comforts of their homes.


Whether they want to breeze through a lesson or to slow down for more in-depth understanding, students can go at their own pace. This way, they no longer have to adjust to their classmates’ learning needs, ensuring that they completely understand the lesson.

Instead of revolving around grades and tests, SmartClass focuses on honing problem-solving skills. Independent learners are tasked to conduct research and work on case studies across two or more subjects. This way, SmartClass students are empowered to take control of their education and develop critical thinking and creativity. 

A solid support system

Aside from improving the traditional homeschooling paradigm, SmartClass also lets parents be more involved in their child’s education. Unlike most traditional homeschooling curricula where the parent is the child’s primary and only educator, SmartClass parents receive support from professional teachers, coaches, and coordinators through one-on-one consultations.




Such a support system ensures that the student is on track and that they’re inspired to learn, so parents can rest assured that they’re giving their child quality education. In fact, SmartClass has the seal of approval from Ayala Corporation and the Yuchengco Group — two formidable conglomerates that partnered to create APEC in line with their commitment to nation-building through affordable but quality education. 

An adaptive, future-ready curriculum

With the advent of technological tools, children now have more access to resources that previous generations could not even imagine. Embracing the ever-changing digital world, SmartClass is an innovative learning system that’s built for the future.


As the Filipino child’s educational needs change, so too should the learning systems adapt and evolve. With SmartClass’s flexible learning, the next generation will be empowered to take control of tomorrow.

To learn more about how SmartClass can enable your child to learn without limits, watch this video.

Parents determined to enable their children’s success with adaptive learning institutions may reach APEC Schools at apecschools.edu.ph, email admissions@apecschools.edu.ph, or contact (02) 7720 2620.

Innovators for the Planet: UPLB and Nestlé PH Name First Set of IdeaNation Champions

 
The University of the Philippines Los Baños, together with Nestlé Philippines, celebrates youth innovation with its Net Zero IdeaNation competition.

Innovators for the Planet: UPLB and Nestlé PH Name First Set of IdeaNation Champions

Nestlé Philippines in partnership with the Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) has launched the Net Zero IdeaNation, a program where ABME10 (Foundations of Entrepreneurship) students were challenged to ideate innovative business concepts and solutions centered on Nestlé Philippines’ three net zero focus areas. 

From 90 teams, 18 were selected to advance to the Net Zero IdeaNation Grand Finals that was held virtually on July 15, 2022. Before this, the finalists first underwent a mentoring session led by experts from Nestlé Philippines to help them further develop and polish their ideas for the pitching competition that took place from July 13 to 14.

In the end, three teams were named as the first set of IdeaNation Champions.

The Coffee Cubes concept of Team Cris’ Angels, composed of Aneka Abarrientos, Mahonri Alquisalas, Justine Faith Deverla, Angel Vi Manong, Ma. Jhoanna Zapico, clinched the 2nd runner-up award.  Their product offers the beloved Filipino commodity, coffee, in a compact, travel-friendly form, which comes in 100% plastic-free packaging. This aims to uphold sustainable material packaging and reinforce coffee plantations in the Philippines.

BayanBiogas, a community-based generation of sustainable and alternative LPG from manure and food waste, bagged the 1st runner-up award. This concept by Crizza Rodolfo, John Jayme, Justine Zamora, Ashley Anyayahan, and Roque Banzon aims to fuel the community through more affordable and eco-friendly resources while promoting solid waste management.

Arianne De Goma, Neel Farson Angeles, Carmila Villaseran, Eljon Geroleo, Veronica Parreño, whose initials form their team name ACENV, emerged as the very first IdeaNation Champion. From the crisis of increasing gas prices experienced by the nation these days, their concept takes off by combining solar power and electric vehicles that delivery riders can utilize as a more sustainable and economical alternative to motors.

Aside from the champions, Nestlé Philippines has selected Hijo Hija Enerhiya! as the team with special citation for their concept about innovative playgrounds and parks that can generate electricity through tiles and equipment with built-in Piezoelectric Transducers. The innovation is conceptualized by Abbey Jimenez, Mariellen Silab, and  Leara Varquez.

“This partnership with UPLB was an avenue to help mold future entrepreneurs who prioritize social responsibility, critical thinking, and innovation by providing them a platform to come up with solutions that help address climate change and first-hand industry knowledge through the mentoring sessions,” said Jose “Joey” Uy III, SVP and Head of Corporate Affairs of Nestlé Philippines. “When it comes to mitigating our environmental challenges, innovation is really important. We, as organizations and as individuals, must explore new ways to become more sustainable for the sake of our planet and the future generations.”

“It is fulfilling to witness our students get involved in our shared journey towards Net Zero through innovations that will be beneficial to the world. We are grateful that this partnership with Nestlé Philippines has brought them beyond the four walls of our classroom and beyond the screens of their devices,” said Prof. Chip de Guzman, from the UPLB DAME-College of Economics and Management.

Through initiatives like the Net Zero IdeaNation and Klimathon: Our Race Towards a Net Zero Reality, Nestlé Philippines continues to empower the youth in embracing their crucial role in ensuring a greener, more livable future in the planet they will inherit.

CSMC partners with Netherlands’ OTTO for nursing career development program


Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) adds Netherlands-based employment agency OTTO Work Force to its roster of global partners for its Nursing Development Program. An agreement between the two organizations was signed last June 27, Monday.

 CSMC partners with Netherlands’ OTTO for nursing career development program


Present at the signing were CSMC President and CEO Raul C. Pagdanganan and OTTO Founder and CEO Frank van Gool. CSMC’s Vice President and CFO Marivic Mabuti, Director for Nursing Leona Paula Macalintal, Head of Human Resources Maria Louzel Diaz-Tiozon, Chief Medical Officer Zenaida Javier-Uy, Head of Business Planning and Development Shirard Adiviso, and OTTO Project Managers Sophie van Hoenselaar and Kirsten van Gool were also in attendance.
CSMC’s Nursing Development Program was created in line with the hospital’s mission of providing world-class training to its medical practitioners. The program’s goal is to give Caring Cardinal nurses opportunities to gain international experience and become globally competitive professionals.

“The health innovation landscape in the Netherlands boasts of state-of-the-art advancements that are recognized by global institutions,” said Pagdanganan. “Along with our mission of providing patient-centered care, this opportunity for our Filipino Caring Cardinal nurses will allow them to enhance their skills and jumpstart their global career.”

Through the agreement with OTTO, which is the Netherlands’ largest international employment service organization, CSMC nurses will be able to help alleviate the country’s current shortage of healthcare workers in Dutch hospitals.

Additionally, the program ensures that participants will be able to share their newfound knowledge and lead their fellow nurses upon their return, promoting growth and advancement within CSMC.

“We see very good, motivated, well-qualified people in the Philippines,” said van Gool. “That means that these people are really fitting [not just to the] Dutch but also to [other] European countries.”

CSMC is also currently partnered with US-based employment agency ADEX Medical Staffing for a similar program.

For more information about CSMC’s Nursing Career Development Program, as well as other programs and services that CSMC offers, please visit https://cardinalsantos.com.ph/. CSMC is also on Facebook, like and follow them at www.facebook.com/CardinalSantos.

Mapúa students assured of safe learning spaces on campus

Mapúa holds limited face-to-face classes in lecture and laboratory courses. Students follow the University’s health and safety protocols, which includes wearing of facemasks and observing physical distancing inside the classroom.

Mapúa students assured of safe learning spaces on campus


Although face-to-face classes have resumed at most schools early this year, some students and parents are still hesitant about in-person learning. One of the possible reasons for their hesitance is continuing, even if diminished, presence of the COVID-19 virus. In the case of Mapúa University, the leading engineering and technological school in the country, it has established its own set of rigorous community health and safety guidelines to allay any worries that students and their families might have. 

Apart from abiding by the protocols set by the Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health, Mapúa ramped up its campus-wide health guidelines to prevent outbreaks from happening on the school grounds. 

“Coming from a two-year stay-at-home period because of the pandemic plus the unpredictability of the virus, we understand the apprehension and concerns of some students and parents when it comes to in-person classes. However, we also know that some students absorb complex educational concepts better by attending face-to-face classes. To address both concerns, we at Mapúa continuously strive to provide safe learning spaces for our students to help them achieve optimal learning. This way we can respond to their educational, physical, and emotional needs,” said Mapúa president and chief executive officer Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea.

To make Mapúa a conducive and secure space for learning, students, as well as the faculty and staff, are enjoined to abide by certain guidelines while on and off campus. 

“Mapúa has always had the welfare of its students its number one priority. That is why it has done all the required and necessary COVID-19-related preparations for the start of face-to-face classes. All safety and health protocols set by the national government and the local governments have been complied with,” said Dr. Julius S. Bonifacio, Mapúa’s resident physician.

Even before they step foot in school, students are asked to comply with individual precautionary measures during their personal time. Mapúans are tasked to monitor their health on a regular basis and accomplish the daily health checklist before they report to school. Only students who are fully vaccinated are allowed to participate in limited face-to-face classes. 

The Mapúa Main Library implements a reservation-based access to its spaces and resources for students to use for their research and reviews. 

Once inside the premises, the students, faculty, and staff are assured of a safe and healthy environment through the university’s routine infection control measures. All areas of the school are sanitized frequently. Restrooms and high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and handles are disinfected every two hours, while classroom and office furniture and equipment are disinfected at the start and end of the day.

Common areas, particularly classrooms, lounges, study areas, and offices, are always well-ventilated and equipped with cooling fans to maintain optimal air flow. Air purifiers and air filters are also installed in high-traffic areas to reduce the probability of airborne infections.


While universities can hold face-to-face classes at full capacity under Alert Level 1, Mapúa only allows 25% to 30% of the total enrolled students per lecture or laboratory class to report on campus. The rest of the class may opt to be in remote learning mode. This system reduces the student population’s risk of exposure to the virus and gives them ample time to rest and recover should any of them fall ill. The university also imposes a “one-entry and one-exit” policy to decrease the probability of students catching (or spreading) any illness outside the school premises.


In the event that a student gets sick or exhibits COVID-19 symptoms while in school, he is immediately isolated, assessed, and assisted by the Health Services Department. The student will be placed in one of the available isolation rooms, evaluated by the school physician or nurse, and will undergo COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing. The Health Services Department also ensures that the student is attended to by his family or transferred to a hospital, if needed. Once recovered, the student is expected to submit a Fit to Study certificate, medical clearance, and a negative RT-PCR test before being allowed entry into the university.


Efforts like these not only ensure students’ and their parents’ peace of mind but also give them an assurance that their children’s education and safety are always top-of-mind for the university. 


Tackling solid waste: Nestlé PH turns over materials recovery facility in Lipa City

Ribbon cutting and turnover of Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Brgy. Bagong Pook from Nestlé Philippines led by Lipa Batangas City Mayor, Mayor Eric B. Africa, Nestlé Lipa factory Manager, Eric Angulo,  Nestlé Sustainability Lead, Christine Ponce-Garcia, Nestlé Public Affairs Executive Atty. Degee Anastacio, City Environmental and Natural Resources Office, Kap. Lope Lina with the local barangay functionaries and barangay officials of Brgy. Bagong Pook

 Tackling solid waste: Nestlé PH turns over materials recovery facility in Lipa City

 

The growing solid waste management (SWM) problem in the Philippines can be attributed to factors such as improper waste disposal, inefficient waste collection, and the lack of disposal and recycling facilities in many cities and municipalities. While the solid waste collection rate varies across the country—ranging from 40 percent to 85 percent, it’s still evident how a sizeable portion of uncollected trash end up in the environment. In fact, out of the 2.7 million tons of plastic waste that the Philippines generates annually, an estimated 20 percent of these seep into the ocean.

 

Helping to shape a waste-free future as a top priority, Nestlé Philippines, one of the country’s largest food and beverage manufacturers, is tackling solid waste, especially plastics, with a holistic approach. The company is developing the packaging for the future, increasing collection and recycling efforts, and driving new behaviors and understanding through solid waste management (SWM) education.

 

In its latest initiative, Nestlé PH turned over a new materials recovery facility (MRF) in Barangay Bagong Pook in Lipa City, as part of its program to support the construction of MRFs in barangays. The turnover was attended by Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa, barangay officials and residents, officers from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, and company representatives.

 

MRFs are essential for more efficient collection, segregation and recycling of wastes. As mandated by R.A. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, each barangay or cluster of barangays in the country is required to establish an MRF.

 

According to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DENR), and the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), only 35 percent of barangays nationwide have MRFs. The lack of an MRF is one of the challenges that barangays face in implementing their SWM programs.

 

Mayor Africa congratulated Barangay Bagong Pook officials and residents during the turnover. “My wish is for everyone to work together to maintain this structure so you can maximize its purpose for your barangay. Not only will this help the environment, it’s also a way to encourage discipline among residents and to learn more about the importance of proper waste segregation and recycling,” he said.

 

“Our old MRF was already too small to accommodate all the recyclable materials from our barangay. This new MRF is a great help because it can lessen the volume of waste we currently deliver to the city,” said Lope Lina, barangay chairman of Bagong Pook. “Our aim is that alongside our existing collection and recycling programs, this MRF will enable us to become a model barangay for solid waste management.”

 

“At Nestlé PH, it is important that we partner with local government units or LGUs in addressing solid waste management problems. We explore different opportunities for plastics to be recyclable in the country.  Through the construction of this MRF, the community will be able to generate value through recycling and reduce the volume of plastic waste that goes to the landfill and oceans,” said Christine Ponce-Garcia, Sustainability Lead of Nestlé PH.

 

Nestlé Lipa Factory Manager Eric Angulo underscored the long-term partnership between the company and the barangay: “During our presence of 30 years in this community, we have formed a strong bond with its residents. We have been there for each other through thick and thin, especially in times of calamities and crises. Today, we sincerely hope that this MRF will help Barangay Bagong Pook to better manage their solid waste.”

 

Among its SWM milestones, Nestlé PH is the first multinational fast moving consumer goods company in the country to achieve plastic neutrality, recovering the equivalent amount of plastic it puts out in the market. From August 2020 to May 2022, it collected 48 million kilos of plastic waste. Another of its initiatives is the development and rollout of SWM education modules that reaches grades 1-10 students in 20,000 public schools nationwide under the Nestlé Wellness Campus program. Recently, DENR, NSWMC, and Nestlé PH also launched the No Time To Waste: Climate Change and SWM Talks for officials of LGUs and government agencies, and community leaders.

Samsung brings city nights to life in this new Galaxy S22 Tiktok challenge

 Samsung brings city nights to life in this new Galaxy S22 Tiktok challenge

There are countless epic adventures that can only be documented at night. Dubbed "Make City Nights Epic," Samsung Philippines has launched a new Tiktok challenge that encourages people to capture their memorable adventures at night and be one of the three lucky winners of a new  Galaxy S22.

This Tiktok challenge highlights the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series and its latest camera innovation, Nightography, which allows users to capture their most epic nighttime experiences like never before, breaking the rules of content creation in the process. With this new camera feature, users may capture night images with more light and motion that are crystal-clear, brightly colored, and strikingly detailed.

To take part in this challenge, participants must film their epic adventures in  the city at night. Entries must be uploaded on Tiktok with the hashtags #MakeNightsEpic and #[Your City] (for example, #MakeNightsEpic in #Manila). Entries should be registered at spr.ly/MakeNightsEpic-TikTok to count. Each entry will be evaluated based on its creativity and on its originality.

Samsung’s “Make City Nights Epic” Tiktok challenge runs from June 25 to July 17.

The Galaxy S22 Series is now available in stores at the following prices: 

     Galaxy S22 Ultra: PHP 68,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 72,990 SRP (256 GB) / PHP 80,990 SRP (512 GB)

     Galaxy S22+: PHP 56,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 60,990 SRP (256GB)

     Galaxy S22: PHP 45,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 49,990 SRP (256GB)

 

Users can also take home the Galaxy S22 Series for as low as PHP 1,916.25/mo at 0% interest for up to 24 months via Samsung Authorized Dealers Nationwide and Samsung Authorized Online Store. Citibank card holders can get up to 36 months installment at 0% interest for as low as PHP 1,277.50/mo.[1] On the other hand, PNB card holders can get their first installment month for FREE and pay 0% interest for up to 24 months in select Samsung Experience stores and Abenson Stores.[2]
 

For more information about the Galaxy S22 Series, visit samsung.com/ph.


Safe Samsung Shopping
 

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also have unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience store, visit https://www.samsung.com/ph/samsung-experience-store/locations/

Need Some DIY Hair Color Make-Over? Check L'Oreal Paris Official Store on Shopee Now!


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5 craft projects you can make in your free time

5 craft projects you can make in your free time 

Even though we’re always kept busy by work or school, one might worry that you could get bored and unproductive during the weekends or your free time. You might even feel that you want to stay as busy as possible.

There’s nothing wrong with that, as it’s always a good idea to keep yourself engaged—you never know when your productivity might come in handy. You might even discover something that you could turn into a new hobby or business! One way to stay engaged is to get into craft projects during your free time, which is great in keeping your mind and hands active—you can do it for yourself, or you can do it to start on a new path for a business or get new skills for a job.

Here are five ideas for crafts to do:

1.    DIY projects
Are you a fan of little inventions and innovations? You might like to try doing DIY projects at home, which is a wide category of small carpentry, repairing, and even engineering projects that aren’t too difficult. There’s a DIY project for every interest and need, and basic skills that you pick up here may go a long way in other places.

2.    Programming
While this isn’t a traditional craft project in the sense of the term, a little programming and coding know-how may be beneficial for future career projects. You can start with developing websites, maybe even a small app, and if you get into it long enough, you could even craft some useful hardware and software.

3.    Leatherworking
Want a skill that you could turn into a business? Leather goods are always in style, so it’s not a bad idea to try your hand at leatherworking. You’ll need quite a few tools and materials to get started, but it’s not too difficult to find—once you get going, you’ll likely create some beautiful things that many people may want.

4.    Scentmaking
One craft that isn’t very difficult to do is the art of making scents, whether it’s for perfume or for household use. All you need are the oils that make up the scents and bottles to mix them in, and you have your own homemade fragrances. What’s even better is this can also be a home business, as who doesn’t like to smell good?

5.    Sewing
Brother GS2700 Sewing Machine

Brother GS2700 Sewing Machine

Have you wanted to try and make your own clothing projects? Or maybe you’re an aspiring cosplayer and you want to make your own costumes? The art of sewing is enjoying some more popularity again thanks to the various uses of clothes, and you can get into it too with the affordable resources that it needs. All you’ll need are threads, the right fabric, and a reliable sewing machine to get started.

And if you don’t have the skills to start sewing yet, that won’t be a problem. Brother is holding free online sewing classes for all skill levels via Zoom—all you’ll need is a Brother sewing machine. It’s first come, first served; all you have to do to get into the classes for free is to sign up at https://www.brother.com.ph/en/contents/onlinesewingclass. Get started on your sewing journey now with Brother!

For more info on Brother’s products and offers, you may visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside/. You can also call the Brother Helpdesk Hotline at (02) 8 581-9898, or through the toll-free line at 1-10-BROTHER or send an email to helpdesk@brother.com.ph.

Joy is affordable thanks to Jollibee’s sulit-sarap JolliSavers

 

Joy is affordable thanks to Jollibee’s sulit-sarap JolliSavers

When you’re craving something affordable yet delicious, go for JolliSavers!

Times may be tough right now with the prices of commodities feeling like they’re always going up, but even with these challenges, there’s absolutely no reason to spare yourself the treats you deserve.

When you’re craving something affordable yet delicious and satisfying, you can always turn to the sulit-sarap joy that Jollibee’s JolliSavers never fails to bring!

It doesn’t take a lot of money to enjoy your Jollibee favorites that make up the JolliSavers. Treat yourself to the beefy, langhap-sarap Yumburger; the meatiest, cheesiest, sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti; the beefy, saucy, linamnam-ulam Burger Steak; or the goodness of the creamy tuna filling inside that beloved golden pie crust of the original Tuna Pie. They’re all so satisfying for an affordable price!

“Rising prices for goods certainly doesn’t don’t have to mean that we have to deal with settle for sad food choices. With the JolliSavers, Jollibee is definitely committed to bringing affordable joy to Filipinos and Jollibee fans no matter the situation, so that they can keep coming back to Jollibee for more,” said Jollibee’s Marketing Director, Joseph Aruta, marketing director for Jollibee.

You can also watch the newest JolliSavers commercial and see how your favorites can bring affordable joy to you here:You can also watch the newest JolliSavers commercial and see how your favorites can bring joy to you in an affordable way here:

Enjoy affordable joy anytime with  Jollibee’s JolliSavers! Get the Yumburger for only PHP 39.00, the Original Tuna Pie for PHP 45.00, and the Jolly Spaghetti and 1-pc. Burger Steak for PHP 55.00. Have them safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App, JollibeeDelivery.com, or #87000. Also available in Drive-Thru and Take Out!

For more info and updates on JolliSavers and other Jollibee products, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and , Instagram, and TikTok.

Bea Alonzo, Alden Richards lead the search for the next Century Tuna Superbods 2022

 


Bea Alonzo, Alden Richards lead the search for the next Century Tuna Superbods 2022

 

This year's Century Tuna Superbods 2022 with a campaign message of, "Stay strong Love strong", has presented the 32 Finalists consisting of 16 Female and 16 Male aspiring individuals to be the next superbods during the exciting VIP Night graced by no less than Superbods celebrity ambassadors Bea Alonzo and Alden Richards.

Held last June 3, 2022 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the official venue partner for this year’s competition, the event provided the opportunity for Bea and Alden to share their inspiring stories related to this year’s Century Tuna Superbods campaign message.

Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo

“I’ve heard the stories of this year’s Superbods finalists and they are truly amazing!” enthuses Bea. “They’re proof that we can achieve a lot of things and overcome so many obstacles for the people we love. I salute this year’s finalists and wish them the best of luck in their Superbods journey.”

Just like Bea, Alden also shares his excitement for this year’s competition. “Beyond the buff body and firm and flat abs, it’s truly awesome what we can achieve when we are physically and mentally strong. As we kick off this year’s Superbods competition, let the journey of our finalists be an inspiration to be strong for the people we love and value, especially at this time when we are all trying to move forward from the pandemic.”

Hosted by Sam YG and Gelli Victor, the event was attended by select media and partners of Century Tuna who were treated to a special Century Tuna menu prepared by an internationally acclaimed and first-ever Filipina executive chef in a five-star international branded hotel in the Philippines Chef Bettina Margaret Arguelles.

The partnership between Sofitel Philippine Plaza and Century Tuna is part of Sofitel’s holistic approach to promoting a  healthy and balanced lifestyle by providing its guests with an oasis that is within the Metro.

From the sumptuous menu, guests were awed as the finalists took to the stage to show off their fit and healthy bodies.

In the female category, the 16 finalists are Andrea Abalos, Christelle Abello, Michelle Arceo, Xandria Bautista, Sherlyn Doloriel, Lovely Elazegui, Querubin Gonzales, Pearl Gonzalez, Julia Mendoza, Nadia Mostoles, Chrystalle Omaga, Kerri Reilly, Selena Reyes, Mia Salisbury, Vienne Shirin, and Kim Velasco.

The 16 male finalists are George Baker, Herson Barias, Kirk Bondad, James Borja, Wani Manotoc, Rj Lund, Paul Pedley, JC Perez, Gee Plamenco Jr., Patrick Ramirez, Lourd Ramos, Anjo Resurreccion, Julian Roxas, Jaime Santamaria, Daryl  Soriano, and Erik Visser.

Century Tuna Superbods 2022 finalists (first row, L-R) James Borja, Mia Salisbury, Herson Barias, Chrystalle Omaga, Kirk Bondad, and Pearl Gonzalez (second  row, L-R) Lovely Elazegui and Anjo Resurreccion


(First row, L-R) George Baker, Michelle Arceo, Erik Visser, Julia Mendoza, JC Perez, and Kerri Reilly (second row, L-R) Daryl Soriano and Nadia Mostoles.


It was also the opportunity for members of the media to have a personal encounter with the finalists through one-on-one interviews, where they shared their personal stories on the competition theme “Stay strong to Love strong” which aims to uplift and encourage everyone to stay strong despite the challenges and to become better versions of themselves. 

(First row, L-R) Selena Reyes, Gee Plamenco Jr.,Christelle Abello, Wani Manotoc and Querubin Gonzales (second row, L-R)  Patrick Ramirez, Jaime Santamaria, and Andrea Abalos.


(First row, L-R) Kim Velasco, Julian Roxas, Vienne Shinin, and  RJ Lund (second row, L-R) Lourd Ramos, Paul Pedley, Xandria Bautista, and Sherlyn Doloriel


“As we are all recovering from the pandemic, we need inspiring stories that give us strength to move forward,” said Century Pacific Food Inc. (CPFI) VP and GM for Tuna Division Carlo Endaya. “We want this year’s Superbods competition to inspire and encourage everyone to pursue their health and fitness goals not just for themselves but for the people they love.”

From the press presentation, the finalists will undergo a series of digital challenges that will be posted on the Century Tuna Superbods official Facebook page and can be searched using the official #CenturyTunaSuperbods2022.

These challenges will lead up to the finals night happening on July 13, 2022 where two grand winners will receive PHP500,000 each while the two runners-up will receive ₱200,000.00 each, tax-free. All four winners will also get a year’s worth of Century Tuna products and other exciting prizes.

Visit Century Tuna's Facebook page, @centurytuna, or Instagram @centurytunasuperbods to follow the Superbod's journey. Catch the latest Century Tuna TVC starring Bea Alonzo and Alden Richards from this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULSBwhLI1P8.

5 Reasons Why Bisaya Shoppers Should Check Out this Shopee 6.6 Mid-Year Sale

 5 Reasons Why Bisaya Shoppers Should Check Out this Shopee 6.6 Mid-Year Sale


Shopee offers Visayas-exclusive deals such as ₱6 Deals, up to ₱75 off on shipping, and 10% off discount vouchers for the 6.6 Mid-Year Sale


Bisaya shoppers now have even more reasons to enjoy their mid-year shopping as Shopee treats them to exclusive Visayas Barato Deals and other exciting offerings this 6.6. Here are what Visayans can expect at the Shopee 6.6 Mid-Year Sale that will make their shopping experience more enjoyable and rewarding:

1.Exclusive Visayas Barato Deals
 
Shoppers in the region can avail of exclusive Visayas Barato Deals, which includes items they can get for as low as ₱6! They can also get up to ₱75 off on shipping on select shops, and use 10% off discount vouchers from participating shops when they checkout their Shopee hauls.

From the latest gadget finds, quirky accessories, to unique kitchen pieces, Bisaya shoppers can shop ‘til they drop when they checkout these ₱6 deals this 6.6! 

Be soundtrip-ready when you’re on-the-go with this cute TWS Bluetooth Earphones, which is compatible with any device and can be used for up to 2-3 hours. Travel with ease when you keep things in place with the help of these multifunctional Transparent Travel Ziplocks, ideal for storing food items, clothes, or anything in between. Add a touch of quirkiness in your nook with this Portable USB LED Lamp--bright and compact enough to be used in a variety of ways as long as you have a USB port nearby. Want to upgrade your kitchen #aesthetic? Consider this Wheat Small Dish, which comes in different eye-catching pastel colors.

2. Special Collections from Bisaya Sellers 

This 6.6, shoppers from Visayas can enjoy the convenience of Shopee and expect faster and cheaper shipping when they support local sellers and check out from shops within the region:  


Stock up on some Cebu crowd favorites like Dried Mango Strips, which are great comfort food and everyday snacks. Have some Dried Jackfruit, a sweet and healthy snack packed with key ingredients to get you energized. To keep you and your family protected, add to cart these KF94 face masks, which fit snugly on the face and let you breathe comfortably. Complete your look when you pair up your outfit with some elegant Gold Plated Pearl Stud Earrings, which come in different colors and sizes.

3.Shipping Discounts and Faster Delivery from Favorite Brands 

Visayans can also maximize their 6.6 shopping when they choose brand items that are Fulfilled by Shopee. Look for Shopee Mall items from featured brands tagged with “Fulfilled by Shopee” to enjoy discounted group shipping rates from Nivea, Enfagrow, Veet, MamyPoko, Maybelline, Zenutrients, Sustagen, Huggies, and NIDO.

Get shipping discounts and faster delivery for these items: Maybelline’s Superstay Liquid Lipstick helps keep your look on-fleek thanks to its highly pigmented matte finish which lasts up to 16 hours. For healthier and smoother hair, checkout the Zenutrients Aloe Vera Moisturizing Shampoo which seals in moisture to help dry and frizzy hair. Stay in tip-top shape by taking Sustagen Premium, specially formulated for adults to help strengthen your body’s resistance.

4. New in-App Game “Shopee Words” Game with Daily Prizes At Stake

Shopee Words is the latest in-app game that lets users take home daily prizes including ShopeePay credits, Shopee coins, Shopee vouchers, and brand new gadgets as they try to solve daily word puzzles while they shop.

Bisaya shoppers can get a chance to take home big prizes, including an iPad 8th Gen when they play and solve Daily Puzzles until June 5. For 6.6 itself, players will get a chance to win up to ₱55,000 via ShopeePay by clearing 5 levels daily in Classic mode when they play from June 6-11. To know more about Shopee’s newest game and daily prizes, visit the Shopee Words page.

5. A More Rewarding 6.6 Shopping Experience with ShopeePay

This 6.6, Bisaya shoppers can also use ShopeePay, Shopee's integrated mobile wallet, when paying for their purchases to enjoy up to 66% cashback. Bisaya users can also utilize ShopeePay’s send money feature, which allows them to send money to any major bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user for free, no hidden fees. And as an additional treat, ShopeePay is also giving away free ₱500 to new users who will send money for the first time on 6.6. They can also check in during ShopeePay Happy Hour for a chance to win up to 100 coins daily when they send at least P50 to any Shopee user. For a more rewarding mid-year experience, Bisaya users can also try out ShopeePay’s new Ang Pao feature and join the  “Double Ang Pao'' promo to get a chance to double their money. For more exciting surprises, users can visit and follow ShopeePay’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

To know more about the 6.6 Mid-Year Sale, visit the 6.6 Mid-Year Sale page on Shopee.

@aci_girl