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Monday, December 2, 2019

ALERT | Typhoon Tisoy Updates: #WalangPasok, Class Suspensions (December 2, 2019)

(Updated 4:00 AM, December 02, 2019)

Schools and local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas have suspended classes on Monday, December 2, 2019, due to the inclement weather brought about by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri).



Check out the list of provinces, cities and towns with class suspensions on Monday, December 2, 2019.

METRO MANILA
Caloocan City - all levels (public and private)
Las Piñas City - all levels (public and private)
Mandaluyong City - all levels (public and private)
City of Manila - preschool (public and private)
Marikina City - all levels (public and private)
Muntinlupa City - all levels (public and private)
Parañaque City - all levels (public and private)
Pasig City - all levels (public and private)
Pateros - all levels (public and private)
Quezon City - all levels (public and private)
Taguig City - all levels (public and private)
Valenzuela City - all levels (public and private)

BICOL REGION

Albay – all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
Camarines Norte – all levels (public and private)
Camarines Sur – all levels (public and private)
Naga City – all levels (public and private)
Catanduanes – all levels (public and private)
Masbate – all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
Sorsogon – all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3


CALABARZON

Batangas
  • Alitagtag - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Batangas City - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Bauan - all levels (public and private)
  • Calaca - all levels (public and private)
  • Lipa City - all levels (public and private)
  • Sto Tomas - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Tanauan City - all levels (public and private)
Cavite province - all levels (public and private) 

Laguna - all levels (public and private). Earlier announcements by mayors:
  • Bay - preschool to senior high school (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Calamba - all levels (public and private)
  • Cavinti - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Famy - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Liliw - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Los Baños - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Lumban - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Mabitac - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Magdalena - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Majayjay - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Nagcarlan - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Pagsanjan - all levels (public and private)
  • Pila - all levels (public and private)
  • Santa Cruz - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Santa Maria - all levels (public and private)
  • San Pablo City - all levels (public and private)
  • Siniloan - all levels (public and private)
  • Victoria - all levels (public and private)
Quezon province - all levels (public and private). Earlier announcements by mayors:
  • Agdangan - all levels (public and private)
  • Alabat - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Buenavista - preschool (public and private)
  • Catanauan - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • General Luna - all levels (public and private)
  • Guinangayan - all levels (public and private)
  • Gumaca - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Lucban - all levels (public and private)
  • Lucena City - preschool to senior high school (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Mulanay - all levels (public and private)
  • Pagbilao - all levels (public and private)
  • Patnanungan - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Pitogo - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Plaridel - all levels (public and private)
  • Quezon municipality - all levels (public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Real - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Sampaloc - all levels (public and private)
  • San Narciso - all levels (public and private)
  • Sariaya - all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
Rizal province - all levels (public and private). Earlier announcement by mayor:
  • Taytay - all levels (public and private)

MIMAROPA REGION

Marinduque – all levels (public and private)
Occidental Mindoro
  • Magsaysay – all levels (public and private)
Oriental Mindoro – all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
Romblon – all levels (public and private). Earlier announcements by mayors:
  • Calatrava – all levels (public only), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Corcuera – all levels (public and private)

CENTRAL VISAYAS REGION

Cebu
  • Asturias - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Bantayan Island - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Bogo - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Borbon - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Camotes Island - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Carmen - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Catmon - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Compostela - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Consolacion - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Cordova - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Daanbantayan - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Danao - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Liloan - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Mandaue - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Medellin - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Minglanilla - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Naga - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • San Fernando - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • San Remegio - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Sogod - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Tabogon - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Tabuelan - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Talisay - preschool to elementary (public and private)
  • Tuburan - preschool to senior high school (public and private)


EASTERN VISAYAS REGION

Biliran
  • Almeria – all levels (public and private)
  • Biliran municipality – all levels (public and private)
  • Cabucgayan – all levels (public and private)
  • Caibiran – all levels (public and private)
  • Kawayan – all levels (public and private)
  • Naval – all levels (public and private)
Eastern Samar
  • Guiuan – all levels (public and private)
Northern Samar – all levels (public and private)
Tacloban City – all levels (public and private)

Source: Rappler

Sunday, December 1, 2019

SPORTS | Philippines bags its first gold medals in 30th SEA Games

Image Courtesy: PHISGOC

Philippines took home its first gold medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games with athletes John Rambo Chicano, Kim Mangrobang, and Agatha Wong winning in the men's triathlon, women's triathlon, and Wushu women's taijiquan events respectively.

Rambo Chicano took the top spot in  men's triathlon after reaching 00:21:19 (swimming), 01:00:07 (biking), and 00:31:04 in running. For the women's category, triathlete Kim Mangrobang also clinched the top spot.
Image Courtesy: Russel Palma (The STAR)

In an attempt to defend her title in Wushu women event held at the World Trade Center, Agatho Wong succeeded after beating the rest of her competitors with a final round score of 9.67.

At the dancesport competition,  duo Sean Aranar and Nana Manalo won a gold each for Tango, Viennese Walts and Five dance categories. Meanwhile, duo Mark Jason Gayo and Mary Joy Reigen won golds for Foxtrot and Standard Waltz. This brings the current tally of gold medals won by Philippines to 8.

Other athletes who won medals are listed below:
  • Andrew Remolino - silver, men's triathlon
  • Kim Kilgroe - silver, women's triathlon

The 30th SEA Games will be played by 11 competing Southeast Asian neighbors until December 11.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

VIRAL | Manila mayor Isko Moreno receives award from Harvard grads

It looks like Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is on a roll during his first few months of service as the highest public servant in the capital. 

Image Courtesy: Hub Pages
The Harvard Business School - Owner President Management Club of the Philippines named Mayor Isko, who was also invited as guest speaker, as the  “Gamechanger in Politics” during a socials event that was held for its members in Ascott, Bonifacio Global City last November 28.

Mayor Isko opened up about how Harvard changed is life. Yes, you are reading that right. He is a Harvard graduate. In 2012, when he was still Vice Mayor, Isko got accepted to take a short executive program, Leadership in Crisis, at the John F. Kennedy School in Harvard.

Founded in 2015, the HBS/OPM is a club composed of graduates from Harvard Business School that aims to bring together OPM graduates to "inspire one another and to make a positive difference in the world.”

Article Source: PhilStar Global

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SHOPPING | SMX Shoes and Bags Sale

SM is at it again. The SMX Shoes and Bags Sale is now here! Enjoy up to 50% off on your favorite shoes, bags and luggage brands!



When: June 28- July 1, 2018
Where: SMX Convention Center Manila

Go to SMX Convention Center Hall 3 from June 28 – July 1, 2018!

Participating brands include:
Merrell • Barbie • Chicco • Converse • Vans • Pony • Skechers • Reebok • Saucony • Brooks • Fila • World Balance • Rockport • Hush Puppies • Sebago • Sperry • Keds • Havaianas • Elle • Fisher Price • Samasonite • American Tourister • High Sierra • Targus •

Monday, June 11, 2018

LIST | Independence Day Promos and Sales You Wouldn't Want to Miss

Tomorrow, we will celebrate the day our nation became independent and since it's a holiday, why not go check out some awesome deals in these Independence Day sales!

1. Enchanted Kingdom Freedom Promo


In celebration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day, Enchanted Kingdom is slashing off P120 on Regular Day Passes from June 9 to July 1, 2018.

Weekday rate P680
Weekend rate P780

Promo can be availed of when you buy your tickets at the front gate ticket booths, Group Sales Office, and Makati Sales Office within the promo period.

For inquiries, please call them at (632) 584-3535.


2. Star City Kulay Kalayaan Promo


Star City joins the celebration of our Independence Day with their Kulay Kalayaan Promo! Guests wearing a shirt with a dominant color of the Philippine Flag (Red, White, Blue or Yellow, aka Kulay ng Kalayaan) on June 12, 2018 will get 50% OFF (P245 only!) on Ride-All-You-Can tickets.

Additional fees for other attractions will be at regular rate.

All tickets are valid on the day of purchase only.


3.  SM Malls Pinoy SMile Sale


To celebrate the Philippines' 120th Independence, SM is putting SMiles to all Pinoys, with their Pinoy SMile Sale on June 12, 2018! Enjoy up to 70% off on great selections across all SM Malls nationwide!



4. Daiso 5+1 Freedom Sale


Check out Daiso's Freedom SALE! This Independence Day, celebrate freedom with #DaisoJapanPH branch! Get a FREE item each time you purchase any 5 regular-priced items on June 12, 2018. 

Free item must be of equal of lower value.

Promo is not applicable for tissue packs, handsoap 1L, body lotion 1L, dishwashing liquid 1L, fabric conditioners 1.3L, and bundled and markdown items. 

Head over to favorite Daiso stores now!

LIST | #WalangPasok, Class Suspensions (June 11, 2018)

(Updated at 5 AM, 06/11/18) 


Due to heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Domeng, classes are suspended on Monday in the following areas/cities:


WITHIN METRO MANILA

All Levels
Caloocan
Las Piñas
Malabon
Mandaluyong
Manila
Marikina
Muntinlupa
Navotas
Parañaque
Pasay
Pasig
Pateros
Quezon City
San Juan
Valenzuela


Preschool to Senior High School

Taguig

OUTSIDE METRO MANILA

All Levels
Bataan
Rizal
Lian in Batangas
Olongapo and Subic in Zambales

Preschool to Senior High School
Abra

Preschool to Grade School Only
Bacoor, Cavite

Friday, June 8, 2018

PROMO | Unlimited Ice Cream at Gelare Every Wednesday Starting on June 11!



Heads up everyone! It's time for unlimited ice cream! The cold will never bother you anyway!

One of your favorite UNLI treats is now BACK! Yes, that is right. Gelare’s offering you their unlimited ice cream for 199 Php only through their stores at Gelare 3/F Uptown Mall (BGC Taguig), and Gelare G/F Solenad 3 (Nuvali)!

Mechanics:
1. For Dine-in customer only. Strictly no sharing.
2. Promo is available every weekdays from 3PM to 5PM only.
3. Promo Period: June 11 to July 11, 2018.
3. Not valid in conjunction with any other promos.