Saturday, September 10, 2022

MOVE IN NOW: Biggest SMDC discounts allow you to live in the Largest In-City Residential-Resort Complex

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When people think of ready-for-occupancy (RFO), they usually associate it with an added premium. The development is fully constructed, ready for turnover, and has appreciated in value from construction to completion, so prices are inevitably higher.

Resolute in democratizing homeownership and making the luxurious attainable for more Filipinos, SM Development Corporation (SMDC) lets us in on the latest promotions they are offering under their Move In Now Campaign.

Shore Residences is SMDC’s crown jewel in the Mall of Asia Complex, and serves as the pinnacle of resort-style integrated living in a premier waterfront address.


An opportune time you shouldn’t pass off

Undoubtedly, now is the best time to buy real estate. It’s a window of opportunity that remains wide and bright, especially given the timely combination of softened property prices and low interest rates. Even more, real estate experts are almost unanimous that residential properties are seen to continuously appreciate, given the positive economic trajectory.

With SMDC’s Move In Now campaign, buying a property now is made all the more compelling. Prospective buyers will be able to enjoy a 10% discount upon reservation on select SMDC RFO developments across the country. The program also enables future SMDC community members to move in for as low as a 5% down payment, and take home a premium furniture item from Our Home. On top of that, they can also enjoy an additional PHP 50,000 discount if they reserve on-site in various open house activities.

This is SMDC’s way of empowering Filipinos to make better financial decisions with the best property investment deals, and allowing them to live better in sustainable, holistic, future-proof, and complete communities. First up on the roster of master-planned developments that SMDC is featuring as part of their Move In Now campaign is Shore Residences, a nine-hectare residential-resort development in the prized Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex.

True to being the home of idyllic summers with no end, each phase of the Shore Residences complex holds upscale, resort-style pools as its centerpiece Shore Residences with beachfront-inspired amenities, Shore 2 Residences with river-inspired amenities, and Shore 3 Residences with wharf-inspired amenities.

Paradise you can readily enjoy everyday

Shore Residences boldly claims itself as “paradise,” and it proves itself worthy in each and every aspect of the mega-complex. Not only is it a premier waterfront community in a world-class leisure and entertainment hub, which Colliers Philippines sees is shaping up to be “the most desirable place in Metro Manila to live, work, play, and learn.”

It also has unparalleled access to the country’s most illustrious gateways. A few minutes’ drive is what it takes to get to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals, the Skyway that connects to both the North Luzon Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway via NAIA Expressway, and the planned Integrated Monorail System that will be interoperable with several modes of transport, including LRT-1, MRT-3, and the EDSA Busway.

The pièce de résistance, however, is the blissful summer state-of-mind that awaits at Shore Residences. Awarded as “Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design” by PropertyGuru Philippines, Shore Residences aspires to make an opulent, five-star vacation an everyday experience for residents, with amenities such as high-style, hyper-sized pools, fully-equipped indoor gyms, intricately-landscaped gardens, jogging trails that weave through the pools and greenery, and function rooms that overlook the resort-like amenities.

All these are things you can readily enjoy. Because Shore Residences has complete, livable units that are ready to move into, the bayside five-star abode of your dreams is now at your fingertips


A staycation-ready investment

More than just masterfully-designed interiors, what truly elevates each and every SMDC development is their hotel-like services. At SMDC, the warm welcome of your trusty doorman and the ever-reliable support of your front desk team truly make you feel you’re in the “Home of the Good Guys” every single day.

A coveted asset, the Shore Residences complex already houses a diverse pool of residents from all over the world. This thriving, vibrant community is evidence to the many astute investors who continue to see Shore Residences’ superb potential.

Noteable is the property’s appreciation of 124% in a span of five years, to its current value of PHP 276,000 per sqm. It also has a record-high CAGR of 14.45%. It is SMDC’s unique formula in residential development, and its commitment to unparalleled customer experience and community development that guarantees you’re in for an auspicious investment.

Shore Residences is a staycation-ready investment, primarily because SMDC takes care of you every step of the way — from digitized property tours, immersive 360° viewings, and simplified reservation and payment processes; to professional property management services that ensure your property continues to command exceptional value through time; to end-to-end hassle-free leasing services that shield you from stress, should you decide to share “The Good Life” with others through short and long-term leasing.

Bask in one of the most astounding opportunities in the MOA Complex today, and move in now to Shore Residences.

To know more about the promotions you can avail of under the Move In Now Campaign, click here. Follow SMDC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Tiktok, or visit the SMDC website.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

"A Mad Dinner" draws a dazzled crowd to the Farm at San Benito

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The Farm at San Benito hosted a special two-night dinner series prepared by unconventional cookbook author and Le Cordon Bleu Paris alum Simran Savlani, who took over the kitchen of The Farm at San Benito’s iconic ALIVE! Restaurant, and served a stunning seven-course vegan-vegetarian dinner last September 1-2, 2022.

The Farm brought out their signature flare, with gorgeous natural tablescapes inspired by the colors of Savlani’s “A Spark of Madness,” an Asian-Vegetarian cookbook she authored with 116 recipes covering regions from Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Seoul, Singapore, and beyond.

The dinner was attended by a flurry of traveling foodies, wellness enthusiasts, and media personalities, and was even graced by FIBA World Cup Gilas Pilipinas star Scottie Thompson, who was at The Farm following the national team’s decisive victory against Saudi Arabia.

Notorious for not following recipes while melding a wealth of cuisines, flavors, and ingredients, Savlani dazzled the crowd with a feast comprised of her signature A Mad Gin, Scallion Pinwheels, Soba Salad, Gochugaru Spiced Corn Ribs, Sheet-Pan Baked Tofu, Curd Rice, Macau Café Portugese Curry, Cointreau Spiked Clafoutis, and 

The Farm’s resident sound healer LJ Navera, played live soul-enriching music to complement Savlani’s colorful and flavorful dishes.

Social media was ablaze with posts and stories from happy diners who had the opportunity to interact with Savlani herself during the event. One diner reported amazement at not feeling bloated after finishing all seven courses, 6-time PBA Champion Thompson posted his plates finished, while a couple mentioned A Mad Dinner was the perfect way to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary.

Food and travel vlogger Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet posted an immersive reel describing the dinner as the “Best vegetarian tasting menu we tried,” and that he “didn’t realize vegetarian food can taste this good!”

Diaz recommends Savlani’s Curd Rice and Gochugaru Spiced Corn Ribs with Chimichurri as his personal favorites.

Savlani also made “A Spark of Madness” and her signature line of “Spark Sauces” available for purchase at The Farm, with the cookbook retailing for PHP 2,600 and the sauces retailing at PHP 2,900.

The cookbook contains all of the recipes in “A Mad Dinner,” making it possible to recreate this unique dining experience at home.

Savlani has launched a series of restaurants across Asia and Africa, using her philosophy of making dishes three-dimensional; bringing together elements of sugar, spice, and salt to create memorable culinary experiences.

The dinner was done in collaboration with The Farm’s Vegan Vegetarian restaurants ALIVE and PRANA, an Ayurveda Restaurant serving Indian-Vegetarian cuisine driven by the which mission of providing life-giving energy through food; directly in line with Savlani’s foolproof and flavorful vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free range of dishes.


#119 Brgy. Tipacan, Lipa City, Batangas 4217, Philippines


The Farm at San Benito, a multi-awarded, eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, only 90-minutes’ drive from Manila Airport, Philippines, rests on 51 hectares of lush green jungle, with a stunning view of Mt. Malarayat, and a powerful life-giving energy radiating within the property. The Farm has been honored with over 80 prestigious international awards including “Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World” from SENSES Germany which made its mark as one of the leading medical wellness destinations in the world.

Celebrating 20 years of holistic health, The Farm offers science-based, evidence-guided and results driven approach to optimal well-being. Programs are designed to address and treat chronic illnesses and lifestyle diseases, naturally and holistically. The Farm’s medically-supervised programs are Immune Support, Post-COVID Recovery, Holistic Detox Cleansing, Radiation Detox, Weight Management, Diabetes Prevention, Heart Health, Holistic Cancer Care, Pain Management, Mental Health, Yoga & Raw Food Retreat, Sleep Induction, Post-Natal Care, Fertility, Hormone Regulation, Smoking Cessation, and Beauty & Longevity are carefully planned and conducted by internationally trained integrative medical doctors and licensed health professionals.

The Farm has also proudly remained COVID-free, as a result of its world-class safety protocols, on-site testing center, and the sanitation of all rooms and facilities with Sanivir Smoke, proven by international laboratories to effectively eliminate all types of virus including coronavirus on surfaces and in the air. The Farm is also the first in the country to use the BetterAir solution that disperses environmental probiotics in all enclosed spaces to create a clean, pathogen and allergen free healthy indoor environment

With only 60 exclusive suites and villas, a well-maintained property, world-class service, and the Filipinos' nurturing touch, The Farm offers guests an unparalleled life transformative healing holiday.



CG Hospitality, the hospitality wing of CG Corp Global has a proud history of successful joint ventures in the hospitality sector with esteemed partners and owns some of the most iconic assets globally with some of the leading hospitality brands over two decades such as Taj, Taj Safari, Vivanta, Jetwing, Radisson, Ekho, Fairmont and its own brands The Zinc, The Fern, Summit, The Farm and so on. CG Hospitality portfolio comprises over 142 hotels & resorts in 12 countries and 101 destinations with over 8,272 keys. By 2025, the portfolio is expected to grow to over 200 hotels and 10,000 keys.


A Spark of Madness is an Asian Vegetarian cookbook with 116 recipes covering regions from Thailand to Taiwan, Indonesia to India, Seoul to Singapore and beyond. Whilst some recipes are classics and stay true to their cultural origins, others have experienced “A Spark of Madness.”


Instagram: @asparkofmadness

Simran Savlani is not your typically trained chef, nor is she a food writer. Funnily enough, she is notorious for not following recipes, yet the kitchen is her canvas, and the recipes in her book are developed through years of following her passion. A Restaurant Management graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Simran is adept at melding cuisines, flavours, and ingredients, and has launched restaurants across Asia and even Africa. When whipping up a dish, her aim is to make it three-dimensional, bringing together elements of sugar, spice and salt to give you the perfect bite. You can always find her smiling whilst digging into a bowl of noodles at your neighbourhood dai pai dong.

SM Prime and WWF Philippines announce partnership towards responsible reporting on climate change solutions

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SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of Southeast Asia’s leading integrated property developers and leading conservation organization World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines have entered a collaboration in adopting a more robust reporting framework to address the climate crisis.

This is a major partnership of WWF with a Philippine company towards the development of a bespoke program towards decarbonization.

Sustainability at SM Prime is at the core of its corporate identity. SM Prime is at the forefront of spearheading sustainable practices as well as setting records in pioneering programs to consciously protect the environment and strongly focus on resilience in its developments.

Under the partnership, SM Prime will adopt the Corporates for a Better Planet Initiative (CBPI), WWF-Philippines’ flagship program that provides an actionable framework for organizations to operate sustainably within the paradigm of the climate crisis.

“We are delighted to work with WWF Philippines on this sustainable journey. Focusing sustainability within the context of the Philippines ensures that our strategies and projects are highly material, efficient and more responsive in addressing local concerns surrounding resilience and adaptation. We need to be one with the worldwide community to achieve this and we need to work with global experts to get this right,” SM Prime President Jeffrey C. Lim said.

Climate change is one of the most pressing and defining global issues today. The Philippines currently ranks third globally when it comes to climate change vulnerability. In relation to its geographical location, it is more exposed to altering intensities of climate change manifested through erratic weather systems and natural calamities.

These risks are rife with complexity and uncertainty and organizations typically fail to properly assess their implications. The CBPI program takes a holistic approach towards this pivotal issue, addressing these risks from a custom-built, science-based perspective.

By partnering with the WWF, SM Prime will be able to enhance and determine climate change solutions that will be reflected through responsible and transparent reporting.

The first phase of CBPI involves gauging where SM Prime stands in its sustainability initiatives and setting a science-based target in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels. SM Prime published its first Integrated Report in 2021 under the Integrated Reporting Framework which provides an overview of our value creation model — how we seek to create value for our stakeholders by contributing to national progress through investments and interventions critical to the country’s socio-economic growth.

As a champion of climate action in the Philippines, our partnership with WWF adds another enhancement to transparent reporting by ensuring greenhouse gas (GHG) computations are accurate and use appropriate methodologies.

With the need to broaden efforts to protect the environment, this partnership forms part of group-wide efforts under the SM Green Movement that aims to improve the quality of life of communities through sustainable solutions to promote a green planet, green living and a green culture.

SM Prime’s partnership with WWF dates back to 2007 under Hamilo Coast, its leisure resort development in Nasugbu, Batangas.

WWF closely monitors the health and viability of the Hamilo Coast area including three of its coves designated as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)—the Pico de Loro, Etayo and Santelmo.

In recognition of its conservation efforts, Hamilo Coast was cited by WWF-Philippines as its longest standing Sustainability Partner in 2020.

About SM Prime

SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the leading property developers in Southeast Asia, is committed to providing safe and sustainable spaces for its stakeholders. Its development strategy is anchored on the responsible use of resources. In the communities it serves, it is able to promote resource conservation, environmental protection, and disaster resiliency by implementing solutions for water, waste, and energy management.
SM Prime is a key player in the SM Green Movement that aims to improve the quality of life of communities through sustainable solutions to promote a green planet, green living and a green culture.

Find out more about SM Prime and the SM Green Movement

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

DOST-SEI launches STEM competitions anew

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As the nation prepares for the comeback of full in-person classes, the DOST-SEI continues to strengthen its efforts to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to young Filipinos.

The Institute has recently announced that it is now accepting proposals for the 6th Indie- Siyensya filmmaking contest and the 6th imake.wemake:create.innovate.collaborate competition.

This year, Indie-Siyensya will highlight the theme, “Communicating Climate Change.” The competition has two categories open for all Filipino citizens. The Youth Category is open for filmmakers who are 13 to 18 years old, while the Open Category is open for individuals who are at least 19 years old.

Filmmakers interested to join the Youth Category should submit a 10-minute science explainer video to creatively elucidate science concepts and theories while those joining the Open Category should showcase a documentary to capture the theme “Communicating Climate Change Action”.

For contest mechanics and other information, interested participants may visit

The DOST-SEI is also on the lookout for innovative students who are ready to address important societal and community issues as it opens the 6th imake.wemake competition.

To join, a team composed of four (4) Grade 11 or Grade 12 students and one (1) science teacher as coach per school may submit a project proposal addressing any of the following areas: food safety, security, traffic/road congestion, health, education, disaster mitigation, entrepreneurship, agriculture, and environment. This should be accompanied by a 2-3 minute video supporting the concept.

Interested teams may follow imake.wemake’s official Facebook page at for upcoming announcements.

Imake.wemake recently awarded a new batch of young innovators during the final presentation and awarding ceremony held on August 26, 2022.

“It is important that we continue these kinds of competitions that promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among the Filipino youth to provide them opportunities to reach their maximum potential. DOST-SEI will continue to support the youth and commit to inspire them to help create a better tomorrow for the country,” said DOST Director Dr. Josette Biyo.

Top 5 Places To Visit In Europe In Your Next Vacation!

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Planning a vacation? Tired of going through the list of ideal places ? This piece here is to solve all your problems. Scroll along!

“ Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled .” ~ Robert Frost

Writing about traveling and not mentioning Frost- would be practicing injustice towards him. Remember the first time you read this poem? All of you traveled the road, not taken. It is from the spirit of this poem do we get the energy to explore the lands of the unknown.

Vacations are our wonderland. A dream world where we get limited period access. Vacations are all about exploring different countries, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and cuisines, sometimes picking up a new language, and, most importantly, making new memories.

These memories take vibrant turns; when living with friends or your lover. Both have a charm of their own.
Top 5 Places To Visit, When Backpacking Across Europe

Why should you consider European cities or the smallest island for your next vacation?

Its cities are vibrant with extravagant architecture, vintage museums, five-star rated restaurants, and the most happening nightlife.

Cannot decide on which cities to target? Well, I am not even surprised. Deciding upon which cities to visit across Europe is quite tasking.

Here’s making your job easy by filtering out the 5 best European locations to visit.


The land of romance. Your ultimate honeymoon or anniversary destination. I feel every couple should take at least one trip to Paris. This ‘City Of Light’ attracts millions of tourists every year. You cannot afford to miss the fading sound of the ‘centuries old’ church bells by the gentle shores of River Seine.

Paris is popular for its neoclassical architecture, vintage museums, World-class fashion, and lip-smacking delicacies of Sundae ice cream. The local vendors of Paris offer the best possible crepes.

As Ernest Hemingway rightfully records in one of his memoirs, “A Moveable Feast,” as Paris being the city “ of many splendors.”

Some other places that you cannot afford to miss are, namely, a view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, everything that you will ever need. Do not forget those posh designer boutiques and a day trip to the Versailles Palace.


As Samuel Johnson rightly asserts, “ …when a man is tired of London,he is tired of life.” One visit is never enough to explore every corner of this 2 millennia old city. It is where the medieval meets the modern. You cannot afford to miss watching one of Bard’s plays at The Globe Theater.

Then marvelous British museums and the Tower of London are the notable attractions of this city. Do not forget to gorge on some delicious fish in chips at the local pub when you plan a trip. *feeling hungry*

Just to let you know, London can be quite an expensive vacay.


“ Rome was not built in a day!”

Home to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel located in the Vatican city. Rome offers a plethora of tourist attractions. Venturing around Trastevere and The Spanish Steps will surely satiate that aesthetic appetite of yours.

Rome reeks of historical pride. You might just bump into Hercules at the next turn, while casually venturing around the majestic alleys. This ‘city of seven hills’ does enjoy a mythic history that amalgamates well with the aroma of freshly prepared Italian delicacies.

Do you know what will give you wholesome coverage of your trip to the capital of Italy? A visit to the Colosseum and a beautiful evening at the Roman Forum marveling at the Trevi Fountain.


This Greek beauty (read: island) is popular all across the globe for its volcanic landscapes, breathtaking architecture, and chill beaches. This city is particularly famous for its ‘sky high village- Oia.’

The city resembles the color combination of the sky. With its whitewashed houses surrounded by the bright blue sea. Another noteworthy visit would be to the Kamari Beach, followed by another visit to the Red Beach. In case you are wondering, why would these beaches be worth the visit?

Hell yeah!

For these are not just ordinary beaches. These are the exotic black and the red sand beaches; that you’ve read about in your Geography lessons. Last but not the least, you cannot leave Santorini without having tried Vino, from the island’s local winery. Santorini is perfect for a laid-back vacay that gives you the ultimate filmy vibe.


The city of Joyce! That’s how I’ve always addressed Dublin.

A paradise to not only the beer, whisky, and coffee drinkers but also to those historically cultural creatures. It is abode to the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery Bow St. Dublin.

Dublin is particularly famous for its local pubs and taverns. You get to experience the coolest vibe in the pubs at Dublin’s best-known Temple Bar District.

Other notable attractions would be The Dublin University, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, and The National Gallery of Ireland.


I really hope that the above list of places makes your vacation less stressful and more memorable. To avoid the last-minute hotel hustle, make pre-bookings and plan out your vacation budget. Although, the places mentioned are quite generic vacation choices. You are free to check out other places of your choice.

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Tips for Keeping your Grades High While Travelling

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Great tips for all students that love to travel on some important actions that you should endeavour to take during your travels to ensure that you remain consistent in your performance and keep your grades high.

Some students, regardless of how much they try, will rarely stay in one place for a long time. The funny thing is that most students that love travelling often do not have difficulty maintaining excellent academic grades. Although they do not attend their lecture sessions, they will always perform better than those who attend all the classes. However, this does not mean that you should miss your lecture sessions. Generally, if you want to succeed academically, you must develop the habit of attending most, if not all, of your lecture sessions. This is because most lecturers have a way of simplifying challenging concepts such that the student has an easier time understanding what they are taught. Some students are constantly travelling for reasons beyond their control. For instance, it could be that your job entails travelling a lot. In such a case, as much as you want to prioritize your studies, you must find a way of keeping your grades high while still travelling. The good thing is that technological advancement has made it easier for students to achieve their desired academic grades. For example, students can always schedule virtual meetings with their lecturers or colleagues and seek help or ask questions about areas they have difficulty understanding. On the same note, students Click here to access a GPA calculator, which will aid them in tracking their GPA scores. This article will discuss several tips on how students can score excellent academic grades while travelling.

Complete as many assignments as possible

If you know you will be travelling on a specific date and time, you should strive to complete as many assignments as possible. On the same note, if you know that a particular paper is due on a specific date, you should try as much as possible to complete it earlier since it is one of the things that will stop you from enjoying your vacation. Unfortunately, it will be much more challenging and nearly impossible if it is about your examinations, especially those requiring physical presence. However, regardless of what you do, you should strive to complete as many assignments as possible. Sometimes, a student can't submit their assignment early than the indicated date and time. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, you should never hesitate to set a reminder that will remind you of the date. On the same note, you could take with you a copy of the assignment in your flash memory, phone, or laptop and save a different copy on the cloud or email.

Always ensure you are aware of the deadlines

Sometimes, an individual can be occupied with other matters that they forge of about their assignments. Generally, you will have difficulty achieving excellent academic grades if you are always late in submitting your assignments. Researchers often advise students that if they have difficulty completing all the assignments before they start travelling, they should always spare sufficient time to list all the pending assignments and their due dates. As a student, you could always go the extra mile to write a small note on what should be done on a specific assignment and the resources you should use.

Make use of online writing tools

Technological advancement has simplified students' lives. Unlike in the past, in the current generation, it is not that difficult for students to score their desired academic grades. First and foremost, provided individuals have a smartphone or laptop and secure internet, they can easily access information on any topic. Secondly, you could always use the thesis statement generator tool if you have difficulty writing your thesis statement. On the same note, if you do not know how to format your bibliography section correctly, you can always use a bibliography generator. Other online writing tools that help students succeed academically include the college GPA calculator and plagiarism checker, among many others. If you want to keep your grades high, you could always consider utilizing online writing tools.

Do not forget to carry with you studying resources

It could be hectic to carry all your studying materials, especially when travelling for many days. If possible, you should consider scanning all the notes you will need while completing your assignments. Scanning is better than carrying all the studying resources you will need. Regarding books, you should always check whether there are electronic or pdf versions. In the current generation, most libraries have an electronic version of books, or you could always purchase one from Amazon. Most importantly, you should ensure you have a good backup of all the studying resources you will need. You could consider having a flash memory or an external hard disk. Regardless of what you do, you should ensure you have a reliable backup.

Always charge your electronic devices

The chances are high that you will use your laptop to research and complete your assignments. Therefore, you should ensure your laptop is fully charged at all times. If you will be using other electronic devices to complete your tasks, for instance, your mobile phone, you should ensure it is well-charged. A common mistake made by most students is forgetting their chargers. You will have difficulty completing your assignments or revising if you forget to carry your charger. Therefore, before leaving your room, you should ensure you have carried all the adapters for your electronic devices.

Check whether your class attendance will be an issue

Some students will be deducted marks for missing classes in some learning institutions. Therefore, before you plan to travel, you should spare some time to confirm whether class attendance will be an issue. You should ensure that your missed lecture sessions will not affect your final academic performance. If you are a full-time student and think travelling could negatively affect your performance, you could consider travelling during the school breaks or long weekends. Alternatively, you could request permission from your lecturer if it would be possible to miss a couple of classes. If you are lucky, your lecturer might understand.

In essence, there are many ways students can keep their academic grades high while travelling. If you have difficulty with anything, you should seek help from the right people and places.

Cash prizes, freebies await runners at the 7-Eleven Run on September 24, 25

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Last chance to register for the two-day physical event in Manila, Cebu, and Davao on September 13

After two years of running virtually, the 7-Eleven Run Series is finally back on the road.

The leading convenience store is bringing back the fun and thrill of running together with its 10th installment and 5th simultaneous event in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. To celebrate the grand comeback of the two-day physical event from September 24 to 25, 7-Eleven is preparing exciting cash prizes, major freebies from sponsor brands, and a chance to run in an international competition.

There are nine (9) distance categories to choose from: 3KM, 5KM, 5KM Buddy, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 16KM, 21KM, 32KM, and 42KM, with medals and cash prizes ranging from P2,000 to P25,000. The top three (3) male and female Filipino winners from the 21KM, 32KM, and 42KM will get a chance to run and represent the country in an international marathon competition.

Participants can do a quick grocery run with the amount of freebies they can grab from over 30 sampling booths courtesy of 7-Eleven’s brand partners. On the two-day simultaneous event, specifically in Filinvest, Alabang for the Manila leg, Cebu Business Park, Ayala Center for the Cebu leg, and SM City Davao Ecoland, Davao City for the Davao leg, partner brands will offer their favorite snacks, drinks, daily essentials, and more for FREE.

Participants can register to join for FREE by collecting 15 e-stamps through the CLiQQ App to redeem one (1) registration code for their chosen category. 30 e-stamps are required to redeem a registration code for each buddy run category.

A P100 minimum purchase of participating items is needed to get one (1) e-stamp. This also entitles the customer to one (1) e-raffle entry per e-stamp, for a chance to be one of the 3,000 winners of products from the run’s major sponsors. This includes freebies from Cornetto, Pocari Sweat, Kopiko Lucky Day, Nature’s Spring, Gatorade, Summit, Del Monte Fit N Right, Le Minerale, Cali, C2, Coca-Cola, Absolute, Nova, Pepsi, Re Fresh, Cobra, Mountain Dew, Wilkins, Nutri Boost, and Selecta.

Participants can also opt to register by paying the corresponding fee per run category starting at P500 each. Once paid or the required number of e-stamps are collected, the participant can claim their Race Kit at the nearest 7-Eleven store.
Registration period is until September 13 only. It doesn’t matter if one is a newbie, a pro runner, or just joining for fun alone, with a friend, or a group, everyone’s welcome to join and run as one community.

Run to the nearest 7-Eleven store or register online at to join!

BingoPlus spreads joy with big-time raffle at Gilas game

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BingoPlus continued to fulfill its mission of bringing joy and entertainment to Filipinos as it threw its support behind the Gilas Pilipinas team during its recent game against Saudi Arabia.

BingoPlus livened up the half-time break with a raffle draw where lucky ticket stub holders in the arena audience won huge prizes totaling P50,000 pesos.

BingoPlus, a partner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), supported Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers through its audience pep-up activity to “push on and celebrate the Pinoy passion for basketball”.

“BingoPlus is passionate about entertaining and providing high-value experiences to Filipino audiences. By supporting Gilas Pilipinas and our other basketball involvements, we acknowledge and nurture the pure love of basketball that is a great part of our Filipino culture,” said Jasper Vicencio, AB Leisure Exponent Inc. president, the company that launched the Bingo Plus brand.

“We are here to push on our “Mabuhay spirit,” he added.


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