Parents See Brighter Future for Their Kids with S.A.M.

19756178_10210326469013410_550436241_nParents are known to be a child’s first educators. Hence, it is only natural for them to only want the best for their kids. With the holistic development and character building promise of Seriously Addictive Math (S.A.M.), it is no doubt that it is fast becoming a parent’s preference in supplementing their kids’ capability in math.
Through S.A.M.’s passion in inculcating the right attitudes like love for learning and discovery, discipline, and solving complex word problems, moms Sophia Ann Casipit and Virgilia Cañete narrated how S.A.M. satisfied their meticulous standards when it comes to choosing a learning center that will help their child overcome their math problems.
Before enrolling her 6 year old son in S.A.M., Casipit explained that her child feared mathematics and found it boring. “Seth didn’t want to think and analyze the questions whenever he had assignments and exams in school. But when I enrolled him in S.A.M., I was so happy because he told me that math was fun to learn. He also got so excited every time he would go to S.A.M.” She stressed that her son’s critical thinking and word problem analysis improved. Her son can now add and subtract faster. What’s more, he now loves multiplication, a topic which he totally hated in his third term in school.”
But S.A.M.’s efficiency is not just targeted towards honing a child’s mathematical capabilities. It is also adept in improving a child’s holistic development and character. This fact is also evident in Canete’s 10 year old son Gab who used to struggle in math.
Canete who enrolled her son in other tutorial centers before recounted: “Before S.A.M., I sent my son to a basic tutorial center which also taught Singapore math. But my son’s grade in math got worse so I stopped him from attending the sessions altogether. But when I transferred Gab to S.A.M., I saw a very big improvement with his math subject. I can now see that he is not struggling so much in answering his lessons especially in problem solving”.
On S.A.M.’s learning methods, Casipit said “I love the worksheets on how colorful and illustrated it is. I also like the way it teaches Seth on how to analyze and comprehend the questions rather than just learning math thru repetition”.
On the other hand, Canete also observed that Gab also improved on his reading and problem analysis skills. She proudly added that Gab is now focusing on his lessons more.
With the benefits her son is reaping under S.A.M., Canete said she would recommend S.A.M. to other parents whose kids are also encountering problems with math and their schoolwork, in general. Casipit, meanwhile, thanked S.A.M. for teaching her son, not just math, but also critical thinking and love for independence learning. She exclaimed: “I am thankful to S.A.M. for being my partner in teaching my son to look at math being my in a different perspective”.
With S.A.M.’s well-polished and well-researched educational framework plus well-trained tutors, parents who put their trust in S.A.M. can be assured that their children are not just being trained to be masterful in math but also to be achievers, in whatever path they take in the future.
To know more about S.A.M., you may visit their website at and or call 0977-8239910 | (02) 964 9759.

Ever Bilena partners with Hope for Lupus Foundation

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Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. CEO Dioceldo Sy (rightmost) with (L-R) Dept. of Public Works and Highways secretary Mark Villar, Hope for Lupus founder Cong. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar and Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines president Silliman Sy.

The country’s leading cosmetics brand, Ever Bilena, together with the Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines (CCIP), is extending a helping hand to patients of Lupus as it officially partners with Hope for Lupus Foundation to help raise awareness on the chronic autoimmune disease.

Occurring when the body’s immune system attacks the muscles and organs, at least 30 to 50 in 100,000 of the population in the Philippines are victims of Lupus. This disease can be difficult to diagnose as its symptoms often imitate other ailments. Its most distinctive symptoms are a butterfly-shaped rash on the face from the bridge of nose to the cheeks, fatigue or fever, joint pain, stiffness and swelling, skin lesions that worsen when exposed to sunlight, shortness of breath, chest pain, dry eyes, headaches, confusion, and memory loss.

“It’s an unpredictable disease. One day I was okay traveling, then the next day I was in the hospital and I didn’t know what was happening to me,” shared Hope for Lupus Foundation founder, Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. “I am lucky that I can afford treatment, but a vast majority of Lupus patients in the Philippines cannot afford even a diagnosis, much less treatment and medication.”

With this partnership, Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy said, “It will be a long journey together with CCIP and Hope for Lupus, as we plan to hold some events to help indigent patients.”

CCIP president Silliman Sy also added, “We hope our association will be able to help in raising awareness on Lupus through cosmetics, which is the item that every woman needs to feel beautiful.”

Among these awareness and fundraising initiatives that Ever Bilena and CCIP have come up with are putting the Hope for Lupus logo on Blackwater Elite’s – Ever Bilena’s PBA basketball team – jersey as they play in the upcoming 2017 PBA Governor’s Cup, friendly matches with other PBA teams outside of the PBA season, and a marathon set for early next year.

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In the last five years, we have seen the dramatic rise of the influence of social media and blogging all over the world.  From training their sights solely on celebrities, brands have shifted their attention to influencers and bloggers to market their brand and their products.

Here in the Philippines, apart from being a medium of creative self-expression for many Filipinos, blogging has become an effective tool in communicating—from promoting the Philippines and what the country has to offer, to influencing and shaping opinions about particular issues and society in general.

With this in mind, Filipino technology company SnippetMEdia, creator of the mobile app SnippetMEdia, has decided to take blogging a step further by creating a new platform to cater exclusively to bloggers and independent content creators—SnippetX.

SnippetX is a new platform in SnippetMEdia that brings a whole new dimension to news aggregation by providing unique access to stories written by local and international content creators on topics users are most interested in.

“Whether it’s about travel, fashion, food or technology, Filipinos will now have access to a multitude of stories written by Pinoy bloggers all in one click,” Kitson Kho, founder and chairman of SnippetMEdia said.

So how does SnippetX work?

Kho likens SnippetX to a hub, where content from bloggers and freelance writers can be accessed by readers through the app. With SnippetX, online content creators can maximize the impact of their stories and keep readers engaged with the stories they want to see and follow.

“People are on their smartphones for a good number of hours every day. Being in a mobile app opens opportunities to reach a more captive and responsive audience through targeting and better recommended stories,” he explains.

“SnippetMEdia makes reading and discovering online content easier by saving the users the time and effort in finding what they want to read among a multitude of sources,” stresses Kho. “And now with SnippetX, SnippetMEdia brings a whole new dimension to news aggregation by providing unique access to stories written by Filipino online content creators on topics users are most interested in,” he adds.

About SnippetMEDia

Launched in 2016, SnippetMEdia is a state-of-the-art mobile app that gives users easy access to the world’s most trusted sources of information. The app gathers online content from more than a thousand local and international sources—such as ABS-CBN, GMA7, Inquirer, PhilStar, CNN, BBC and the Telegraph.  What sets the app apart from other news aggregators is its ability to curate stories using Artificial Intelligence or AI that learns from user’s interaction with the app.

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15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards launched

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. (2nd from right) and Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed (leftmost) led the launching ceremony of the annual Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) held at Century Park Hotel Manila. The launch was the fitting end to another successful annual conference of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) which drew over 400 delegates including microfinance practitioners and stakeholders.Governor Espenilla and Ahmed were joined by (L-R) 14th CMA national winner Honie Navor, Philippine Daily Inquirer chairperson Marixi Prieto, and MCPI chair Fr. Jovic Lobrigo. Now on its 15th year, the awards program has been successful in recognizing entrepreneurs who have overtaken poverty with support from microfinance institutions as partners in financial inclusion and enterprise development. Funded by Citi Foundation, this nationwide search for outstanding Filipino microentrepreneurs has been recognized with regional awards from Enterprise Asia and Asian Banking & Finance.

A rejuvenating massage in Boracay amid a rainy day

Sun Resorts_A rejuvenating massage_photo (1)Pamper and soothe your tired body, mind and spirit with relaxing massages and other spa treatments at SunSpa

Even with intermittent rain showers, huge waves and cool breeze, Boracay still has many great things to offer during the wet season. Beat the bad weather blues with a rejuvenating massage as Boracay has many spa houses where you can enjoy a soothing massage.

One of the best relaxing massages and spa treatments you can experience in Boracay is at the SunSpa, located at Sun Villa Beachfront, between Stations 1 and 2; and at Sun Villa Hilltop in Station 2.

SunSpa offers a wide array of massages and other beauty services that match your rejuvenating needs – whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple or barkada.

Pamper and soothe your tired body, mind and spirit with relaxing massages and other spa treatments such as SunSpa’s Body Massage, Bentosa (Cupping) Body Massage or Stone Massage. You can also enjoy a revitalizing Sun Treatment for your face and body, or give your tired feet a foot spa.

What’s more, you can also treat yourself with SunSpa’s body scrub or waxing services that will surely energize and give you a smooth, healthy-looking skin.

Not in the mood to go outside your bedroom? Experience a replenishing massage in the comforts of your hotel as SunSpa also offers hotel service, with no extra charge.

All services at the SunSpa are handled by experienced and highly trained therapists for a safe and quality pampering session you can experience in Boracay.

For inquiries and reservations, please call SunSpa Boracay at 63-36-288-5541, 63-36-288-4410, 63-36-288-5915, 63-36-288-1306 or 0998-987-6479.

Blast of colors and fun with Baskin-Robbins Waffle Cone Wonderland!

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s most loved ice cream brand, makes eating ice cream even more fun and exciting with freshly baked colorful and fancy waffle cones!

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Add more color and crunch to your favorite ice cream flavor with an orange, blue, or green waffle cone for only Php35. Just add Php70 and get a fancy colored waffle cone which comes with premium white chocolate, colorful rainbow sprinkles, or soft and chewy mini marshmallows. Also try the premium fancy cones made with delicious almonds for only Php99.

Experience wonderland when you pair any of these eye-candy waffle cones with a scoop – or two – of any Baskin-Robbins mouth-watering ice cream flavors. For more information, log on to or check out their social media accounts:, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.