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Track and locate your car


These days, people are increasingly concerned about the safety and security of their vehicles, and one of the most effective ways of keeping your car secure is by using a GPS car tracker. A navigation system that operates in real-time, GPS car trackers are the perfect way to monitor your vehicle’s movements and ensure its protection. 

Here are some of the benefits of using a GPS car tracker:

1. Track and locate your car: Can pinpoint the exact location of the car at any given time. This allows you to quickly locate it in case it is stolen or if it has been taken by anybody without your permission.

2. Track your vehicle’s speed: You can monitor the speed at which your car is traveling. This can be invaluable if you want to avoid costly speeding tickets and other fines. It can also tell you if your car is being driven recklessly by someone else.

3. Protect your car: Can act as an early warning system against car theft. It can help you locate the car quickly, and thus reduce the chances of it being stolen. It can also help you request emergency roadside assistance if you are stranded on the side of the road.

4. Monitor the car’s usage: If you have entrusted someone else with your car, a GPS car tracker can help you monitor the car’s usage. You can get detailed reports about how the car is being driven, and if it is being used following the rules you have set.

5. Save money on car insurance: With a GPS car tracker, you can get discounts on your car’s insurance premium. Insurance companies view GPS car trackers as a security measure and are thus willing to lower your insurance rates if you have installed one.

6. Increase fuel efficiency: This can also help you save on fuel costs. The device will track your car’s performance, helping you to reduce the waste of fuel and improve the overall efficiency of your car.

As you can see, a GPS car tracker is an invaluable tool when it comes to protecting your car and monitoring its usage. Not only can it save you money on car insurance, but it will also help you both to locate your car quickly in case of theft and boost its overall fuel efficiency. With its many benefits, it's easy to see why a GPS car tracker is a must-have for any responsible car owner.

Tears from Heaven: CHILD Haus celebrates 21 years


CHILD Haus founder 'Mader' Ricky Reyes and SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy award plaques of appreciation to the generous friends of CHILD Haus whose contributions have enabled the organization's life-saving mission.

The SM Mall of Asia Music Hall was the venue of the 21st-anniversary celebration of CHILD Haus, an institution founded by ‘Mader’ Ricky Reyes to be a bastion of hope for children stricken by cancer. Throughout its history, one consistent major supporter of the establishment has been the Sy family – in its early years, Henry ‘Tatang’ Sy, Sr., and over the last decade, SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy continuing the tradition established by his father.

Leading the event were Mr. Sy and ‘Mader’ Ricky, and several individuals and companies who, over the years, have contributed to the well-being of CHILD Haus were invited. Many children, who have been ‘adopted’ by CHILD Haus and now call it home, were also in attendance. The media was present as well, recognizing how establishments like CHILD Haus make a big difference and become the ‘answered prayers’ of so many children and their parents.

Three CHILD Haus stories, featuring Aya, Laura, and Jessa, were turned into video vignettes that highlighted the message of hope and the life-saving work of the organization. While it is easy to describe such events as heartwarming and tear-jerking, it was truly remarkable to witness even the most seasoned press photographers being moved to tears by these videos. This is a clear testament to the profound impact that these testimonials had on the audience at the event.

After ‘Mader’ Ricky's heartwarming welcome, Mr. Sy himself took the stage to present plaques of appreciation to the many friends of CHILD Haus whose generous donations have made the organization's life-saving work possible.

Those suffering from cancer and ‘adopted’ are provided food and shelter. There are presently two CHILD Haus locations - one in Manila, near the Philippine General Hospital, and one in Quezon City. Until the children are declared cancer-free and/or have completed their treatments and medical procedures, one child and one parent are allowed to live at CHILD Haus. If it’s an infant, both parents can stay.

A longtime supporter and regular visitor to CHILD Haus, Karylle, led the children in a rousing song composed by Karylle’s husband, Yael Yuzon. Then ‘Mader’ Ricky’s daughter sang a rendition of Florante’s ‘Handog’ that had been reworded to fit the sentiments of the children at CHILD Haus. These were two songs that the children had learnt and practiced as a “thank you” to the many guests who have helped make the ‘haus’ a reality.

In the end, both ‘Mader’ Ricky and Mr. Sy acknowledged the significance of this event, which commemorates 21 years of compassion, fortitude, and the spirit of giving and sharing.

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L-R: SM City Marikina Customer Relations Services Manager Mr. Edward S. Masangcay, Regional CRS Manager Mr. Harold E. Herrera, Lady Guard Gilren Bajado of RJC Security, PNP Chief Bejamin Acorda Jr., SM Supermalls Senior Asst VP for CRS Mr. Almus J. Alabe, RJC HR Manager Mr. Wilmark Reyes

Gilren Bajado, lady security guard of RJC Security Solutions, was recognized as the Outstanding Security Guard of the Year at the 43rd Founding Anniversary of the Civil Security Group at Camp Crame. The recognition ceremony was presided over by PNP Chief PGen Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. SM Supermalls Customer Relations Services Senior Assistant Vice President Mr. Almus J. Alabe and Regional CRS Manager Harold James E. Herrera were also in attendance to witness the awarding ceremony.

LG Bajado's outstanding accomplishment stems from her remarkable act of honesty and integrity on August 3, 2023, at SM Cinema, SM City Marikina. During her clearing duties, she discovered a lost black pouch containing 64,800 pesos, along with ATM cards and assorted ID cards belonging to Mr. Starsky D. Paunan, a 44-year-old staff member of Palarong Pambansa.

Without hesitation, she reported this to the CRS office, ensuring the safe return of the lost valuables to their rightful owner. Her integrity, honesty, and dedication have earned her this prestigious recognition and admiration from her peers and superiors.

SM Supermalls and RJC Security Solutions take immense pride in her achievement, as it reflects the company's core values of professionalism, honesty, and integrity. Her commitment to her duties, her sense of responsibility, and her exemplary character have brought honor not only to herself but also to RJC Security Solutions as a leading provider of comprehensive security services.

The recognition of LG Gilren Bajado as the Outstanding Security Guard of the Year strengthens SM Supermalls’ commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence. The company consistently strives to provide security solutions while ensuring that its employees embody the highest ethical standards.

SM Supermalls extends its warmest congratulations to LG Gilren Bajado for her outstanding achievement and for being a shining example of integrity and professionalism. Her actions serve as an inspiration to all and remind us of the impact that a single individual can have on building a safer and more trustworthy society.

UST tops off Henry Sy, Sr. Hall at Manila campus

The artist’s rendition of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, which will rise near Gate 10 (Dapitan St.)

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) held the topping off ceremony of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall last October 7, 2023. The ceremony is a builder’s tradition that highlights the placement of the final beam on top of the structure. 

The seven-storey building is a tribute of the Sy family, the SM Group, and UST to the SM founder for his life-long education advocacy. It is equally a manifestation of the ever-growing desire of the UST Research and Endowment Foundation, Inc., Anargyroi: FMS Foundation, Inc. (AFI) and the 152-year old UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (FMS) to further level up in the field of medicine. 

The Henry Sy, Sr. Hall will serve as a hub for simulation in medical education, interactive student centered-learning, collaborative multidisciplinary research, and interprofessional education. It will house the Sts. Cosmas and Damian Simulation and Research Center. 

“The Henry Sy, Sr. Hall will be a state-of-the-art structure designed to meet the challenges and expectations of a digitally-inclined medical education landscape. It will house technologically advanced facilities and equipment, which will complement the existing teaching, learning, and research practices of the University. It is yet another milestone, securing the UST FMS a relevant spot, a significant spot in Catholic medical education in the country, the region, and the world.” FMS Dean Dr. Ma. Lourdes Maglinao said about the Henry Sy. Sr. Hall.

“Medical students can access a broad range of digital tools and resources to enhance their learning and education as we were compelled to shift to e-learning and online course platforms,” UST Rector, Very Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., said. 

“Nowadays, keeping up with the advances in medical education is paramount to ensure that our students are competent, agile, and well-prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing educational landscape of modern medicine, and this building, this edifice, will give us state-of-the-art equipment, which will give our medical students a cutting-edge knowledge on how to use robotics as well as other equipment,” Fr. Ang added.

Designed by C.A. Ventura & Partners, the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall is on track to be completed by June 2024.

SM Prime, WWF-Philippines join forces to nurture the future sustainability champions


Recognizing today's youth’s key role as tomorrow’s guardians of the environment, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) and World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) have teamed up to launch YOUth are the Future,a leadership program aimed to equip young student leaders on environmental conservation , climate change, and sustainability issues.

There is no better time than now to educate the youth. As stewards of the planet, it is important that they have an opportunity to learn about environmental conservation, encourage them to voice out their fresh ideas, and share new perspectives,” said WWF-Philippines Education for Sustainable Development Project Head Dino Calderon. When we provide our young student leaders with learning opportunities and expose them to practical solutions, we have a chance to help them design a sustainable future. We are committed to make sure that things change for the better,” says Hans “Chico” Sy, President of SM Engineering Design and Development Corporation (SMEDD) and SM sustainability champion.

Commencing with the grand launch on October 10, 2023, the student ambassadors from various Metro Manila high schools participated in a discovery tour around the SM Mall of Asia Complex, which features SM Prime’s sustainability efforts and disaster resiliency practices. The formal introduction of YOUth are the Future Ambassadors was held at the SMX Convention Center and along with a pinning ceremony. Leaders and representatives from SM Prime, WWF-Philippines, government agencies, and foreign dignitaries are also present at the event.

In a message she delivered during the event, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga said, “Our journey is really about the race to resilience, as our climate changes, society is changing. Sustainability is our pathway to survival as a planet and that is what resilience is really about, the ability to withstand the impacts of the hazards that we know and those that we could face in the future.” 

The youth ambassadors will participate in a three-day eco-camp at the Pico De Loro Beach and Country Club in November, where they will learn about waste and energy management, resource optimization, and climate mitigation and adaptation strategies from some of the country’s experts.

Renowned for its role in Olive Ridley Sea Turtle conservation, the 3-day eco camp in Hamilo Coast also serves as an immersive natural classroom in environmental conservation. The expected output from the eco-camp is a Green Manifesto that outlines their plans to effect change and a storybook module co-authored by all the participants. The program will culminate through a series of mall and school tours throughout Metro Manila to boost youth engagement and student ambassador recruitment.

In a message sent by her excellency Vice President and Department of Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte, she said, “This visionary program embodies the transformative power of education and empowerment in shaping a more sustainable and resilient future. Taking advantage of this program will give you all a head start on becoming influential figures in creating a more sustainable and ecologically aware culture”. Together with its partners, WWF-Philippines hopes to empower young Filipinos further to become the next generation of sustainability champions. Programs like YOUth are the Future, can help future generations become proactive leaders who can #ChangeTheEnding for the planet.

Expanding Sustainability: SM Foundation's 2nd Rainwater Harvesting System

Health workers in San Fernando, Cebu Primary Healthcare Facility water the locally sourced plants using the water from the rainwater harvesting system.

Rainwater harvesting is a way of collecting and storing rainwater for later use. It is an effective and adaptable way to conserve water and reduce reliance on main water supplies. Due to its efficacy, it has been applied by many civilizations in history and is being utilized today by forward-thinking institutions as a sustainable water management strategy.

SM group’s social good arm, SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI), for one, has embraced this by installing rainwater harvesting systems in two of the local health centers it recently refurbished–Brgy. Irawan Birthing Facility in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and San Fernando, Cebu Primary Health Care Facility.

SMFI’s Health and Medical Programs proactively implemented this innovation to help sustain the health of the local community while preserving the environment.

Ready in times of emergency

Dr. Alfredo P. Manugas VI, Municipal Health Officer and Health Department Head of San Fernando, Cebu Primary Health Care Facility, said that while water is crucial to their operations, water supply is not always available in their municipality, even their center.

The rainwater harvesting system is essential in our health facility because the water supply in our municipality is not available 24/7,” he said. “We are now provided a source of water in times of emergency or any interruption of water supply. Our staff and visitors can use rainwater for cleaning, flushing the toilet bowls, and watering the plants.

SMFI ensures that the facility is convenient and manageable to maximize its purpose. It operates without electricity, increasing its sustainability. To harvest water for non-potable use, it collects rainwater from the roof and gutter. The water is filtered through vinyl-coated mesh filters to ensure its quality before being stored in the 800-liter storage tank.

To guide users for safe recycled water use, all faucets connected to the facility have visible labels. Alongside this innovation, SMFI also used air-cleaning paints, LED lighting fixtures and appliances, and locally sourced plants to create a clean and comfortable environment for patients and health workers.

These green innovations exemplify the SM group’s commitment to the environment and community health within the broader context of the SM Green Movement. With the social impact of the two rainwater harvesting systems, SMFI targets to replicate this initiative in other health centers in its pipeline, further improving water security in the face of challenges.

Creating Unforgettable Memories with Family Christmas Shirts and Pajamas

The holiday season is a time for togetherness and celebration. What better way to express your family's unity and holiday spirit than with matching Christmas shirts and family pajamas? In this blog post, we'll explore the magic of family Christmas shirts and pajamas, how they can bring your loved ones closer, and introduce you to a special brand, Beepumpkin, that offers a wide range of festive options for your family.

The tradition of wearing matching family Christmas shirts at gatherings has become increasingly popular over the years. Whether you're unwrapping presents, sipping hot cocoa by the fire, or singing carols, coordinating Christmas shirts add a special touch to your holiday celebrations. The matching outfits symbolize unity, togetherness, and love among family members.

Apart from matching Christmas shirts, family pajamas are another beloved holiday tradition. Matching Christmas family pajamas not only look adorable in photos but also provide comfort and warmth during chilly winter nights. Wearing them while watching classic holiday movies or enjoying a homemade gingerbread house-building competition can create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

For families looking to take their holiday attire to the next level, Beepumpkin is a brand worth exploring. Beepumpkin offers a delightful selection of family Christmas shirts and Christmas family pajamas designed to bring a smile to your face. From traditional festive motifs to quirky and humorous designs, there's something for everyone.

  1. Variety of Styles: Beepumpkin offers a wide range of family Christmas shirts with different designs and color options, allowing you to find the perfect match for your family's personality and style.
  2. Quality and Comfort: Comfort is key when it comes to family pajamas, and Beepumpkin ensures that its products are made from high-quality, breathable, and soft materials. You can be cozy and stylish at the same time.
  3. Sizing for All Ages: Beepumpkin understands that families come in all shapes and sizes. That's why their collection includes sizes for adults, children, and even infants, so everyone can participate in the matching fun.
  4. Holiday Humor: If your family has a playful sense of humor, Beepumpkin's Christmas shirts and pajamas with quirky phrases and funny designs will have everyone laughing all season long.

The joy of family Christmas shirts and matching pajamas goes beyond the aesthetic appeal. It's about creating lasting memories that you'll treasure forever. When you look back on the photos taken during those festive evenings, you'll be reminded of the love, laughter, and warmth of the holiday season. It's the perfect way to capture the spirit of the season and bring your family even closer.

This holiday season, consider starting or continuing the tradition of family Christmas shirts and matching pajamas. Beepumpkin's collection offers many options to suit your family's unique style and sense of humor. So, why make this Christmas extra special by embracing the joy of togetherness, comfort, and laughter with family Christmas shirts, Christmas family pajamas, and a touch of Beepumpkin charm?

Embrace the magic of the season and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones, all while looking festive and fabulous in your coordinated holiday attire. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Nostalgia Meets Style in the Y2K Shop

The fashion world is no stranger to trends coming full circle, and it seems that the Y2K era is back with a bang! From butterfly clips to platform sandals, Y2K fashion is making a strong comeback. In this blog post, we'll focus on two iconic Y2K fashion staples: Y2K tops and baby tees. These items are not only capturing the hearts of those who lived through the era but also finding favor with a new generation of fashion enthusiasts. So, let's dive into the world of Y2K clothes and sweatshirts that are turning heads in the Y2K shop scene.

Y2K tops are all about reviving the spirit of the late '90s and early 2000s. These tops were characterized by bold and eye-catching designs, often featuring metallic accents, sequins, and rhinestones. Crop tops and halter necks were all the rage back then, and they're making a triumphant return.

On the flip side of Y2K tops, we have baby tees. Baby tees are a more casual and adorable take on Y2K fashion. They typically feature playful prints, pastel colors, and quirky graphics. These tees can be worn with high-waisted jeans, mini skirts, or layered under other Y2K pieces for that perfect mix of nostalgia and modern style.

If you're wondering where to find these Y2K gems, look no further than the Y2K shop. Y2K shops are dedicated to curating a selection of Y2K-inspired clothing and accessories that capture the essence of the era. Whether you're on the hunt for Y2K tops, baby tees, or Y2K sweatshirts, these stores have you covered.

Y2K shops are known for offering a wide range of Y2K clothes, including dresses, skirts, and pants. These items often feature elements like butterfly and floral prints, plaid patterns, and bold logos. It's all about embracing the Y2K aesthetic and letting your inner '00s diva shine.

Y2K sweatshirts are perfect for those looking to stay cozy without sacrificing style. These sweatshirts often feature oversized fits, vibrant colors, and quirky graphics. Whether you're lounging at home or hitting the town, Y2K sweatshirts are a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

How to Style Y2K Tops and Baby Tees

  • Styling Y2K tops and baby tees is a fun and creative process. You can mix and match these pieces to create looks that suit your personality and preferences. Here are some styling ideas
  • Pair a metallic Y2K top with high-waisted jeans and chunky sneakers for a casual, yet eye-catching look.
  • Rock a baby tee with a mini skirt and platform sandals for a cute and flirty Y2K outfit.
Combine a Y2K sweatshirt with baggy jeans and chunky boots for a cozy, grunge-inspired ensemble.

Y2K fashion is experiencing a resurgence, and Y2K tops, baby tees, and Y2K sweatshirts are at the forefront of this nostalgic trend. The Y2K shop experience is all about embracing the best of Y2K fashion while adding a modern twist. So, if you're feeling the Y2K vibe, don't hesitate to explore these iconic Y2K clothes and add a touch of Y2K flair to your wardrobe. It's time to embrace the nostalgia and have some fashion fun!

Elevate Your Style: A Teacher's Guide to the Best Teacher Tops, Shirts, Clothes, Bags, and Stamps

Teaching is not just a profession; it's a way of life. As an educator, you're not only responsible for imparting knowledge but also for making a lasting impression on your students. And while your teaching skills are paramount, your appearance can also leave a significant impact. After all, your choice of teacher tops, shirts, clothes, bags, and stamps can make you not only look professional but also express your unique personality.

In this blog post, we'll explore the world of teacher fashion and the essential items you need to create a stylish, yet functional wardrobe.

Teacher Tops: Dress for Success

Teacher tops are the backbone of your professional wardrobe. They need to strike the right balance between comfort, style, and practicality. Here are some must-have teacher tops:

1. Classic Button-Down Shirt: A crisp, well-fitted button-down shirt is a timeless choice. It exudes professionalism and can be easily dressed up or down. Opt for a variety of colors to keep your look fresh.

2. Graphic Tees: Show your personality with clever or inspirational graphic tees. They can spark conversations and make you more relatable to your students.

3. Blouses: Blouses are a versatile option, providing comfort and style. Look for breathable, easy-to-care-for fabrics.

Teacher Shirts: Comfort Meets Style

Teacher shirts are often the bridge between formal and casual wear. They should be comfortable enough to move around the classroom while still making you look put-together.

1. Polos: A good quality polo shirt can be a lifesaver. They're comfortable, easy to maintain, and can look quite stylish when paired with the right bottoms.

2. Sweaters and Cardigans: For a polished look, consider layering with sweaters and cardigans. They keep you warm in chilly classrooms and add texture to your outfit.

3. Fun Prints: If you want to bring some fun into your classroom, choose shirts with playful prints like book-themed designs or educational motifs.

Teacher Clothes: Style with Comfort

Your choice of teacher clothes can greatly affect your confidence in the classroom. Opt for clothes that allow you to move freely, while still looking stylish.

1. Comfortable Bottoms: Select comfortable and versatile bottoms, like slacks, skirts, or dresses. Make sure they allow you to move freely without sacrificing style.

2. Footwear: Comfortable and supportive shoes are essential. Whether you prefer flats, loafers, or stylish sneakers, invest in quality footwear to ensure you can stand and walk comfortably all day.

3. Accessories: Don't forget to accessorize! A statement necklace or a stylish belt can transform a simple outfit into a fashion-forward look.

Teacher Bags: The Ultimate Utility

A reliable teacher bag is essential to carry all your materials. Consider a roomy tote bag or a stylish backpack with compartments to keep your belongings organized. Look for a design that suits your style and stands up to the daily wear and tear of teaching.

Teacher Stamps: Leaving Your Mark

Teacher stamps are a unique way to engage with your students and provide instant feedback. Customized stamps with encouraging messages or subject-specific designs can make grading papers a more enjoyable task. It's an excellent way to leave a positive and memorable mark on your students.

Being a teacher is not just about what you teach but how you present yourself. Your choice of teacher tops, shirts, clothes, bags, and stamps can enhance your professional image while allowing your personality to shine through. So, upgrade your teacher wardrobe and step into the classroom with confidence and style, making a lasting impression on your students that goes beyond the textbooks.

Doing Everything You Can To Ensure That Your Child Has A Solid Education

Education is massively important to kids and adults alike. We constantly need to learn new things, we need to be able to know certain topics in order to be successful in life and that’s why education is an essential part of life. As a parent, it’s imperative that you are taking an interest in your child’s education, and playing as much of an active role as possible. The last thing that you want is to take a backseat, and not notice if there are any problems for example.

In this article, we’re going to be exploring some of the things that you can do to be sure that your child is getting a solid education. If you want to learn more, then you are welcome to keep reading to get the information you’re looking for.

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Get Involved With School Work

Getting involved in school work is going to be one of the things that you can do. Now, we’re not suggesting that you go to the school and hold their hand all the way through their work. But, when they get home and you ask about their day, ask them if they learned anything interesting. When they start speaking, engage with them about the topics that they learned about, especially if they seem to have been interested in what they learned. If they don’t seem that interested, try to find out why that is, and check that they got the information that they needed at least. 

Most schools send home workbooks and things for the students to write in and work in, so you can always take a peek in there to see what’s being taught just to keep yourself in the loop. You can’t help if you don’t know what’s going on!

Help Them With Homework

There is going to come a time when your kid is struggling with homework, and you’ve got to hope and pray that you know the answers or you can figure it out. Or, at the very least, you can do a quick Google search to find what you need. It’s important that if your kid comes to you and asks you for your help with their homework you take the time to help them. It’s also important though to show them that sometimes it’s okay not to know the answer, and spend some time working it out together. You’re not expected to know everything just because you’re a parent, but you can get to the answer together and use it as some bonding time.

Don’t be one of those parents who shout at their kids for getting it wrong, and don’t be one of those parents who get frustrated when the child isn’t getting it. We’re not good at everything, and you’re only going to show them that they can’t trust you to help if you do this.

Do Fun, Educational Activities

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When at home, you can encourage learning by setting up some fun, educational activities for them to do. Of course, this is going to depend on what kind of stage your child is in, so you need to tailor this to your child’s age and ability. It’s no good giving a five-year-old an activity that’s meant to challenge a two-year-old, unless you think that your five-year-old needs to learn something from this.

If you don’t have many ideas on how to do this, then you can look around online where you will find plenty. Try things like puzzles, painting, learning the alphabet through play, and so on. It’s a lot of fun if you are willing to get into it, we promise. Don’t make your kids do these things alone either, get involved yourself as you are just as much part of the process as they are.

Find Out Where They Are Struggling

One of the most important things that you can do for your kids when it comes to ensuring that they have a solid education is to figure out where they are struggling. If you know where they are having a hard time, you can do everything in your power to help. For example, if they are not the best at working out triangles and everything to do with them, then you can learn yourself to help them understand. You can download an isosceles and equilateral triangles worksheet answer key and worksheet, going through them together. Get your kid to answer the worksheet to the best of their ability, and then check with the answer key, showing them what went wrong and why. Do this again in a few days, and see if there is an improvement. It’ll take time, but you’ll get there.

Find Educational Programs

The final thing that we’re going to suggest in this article is that you find some educational programs for them to watch. Of course, not everything has to be educational, but there is a good range of programs out there that you can take advantage of. If they’re going to plant themselves in front of that screen, then they can at least learn something while they are at it. Most of these shows are actually really popular, so it’s not as though they’re going to be bored the entire time, they’re probably going to really enjoy it, not knowing they’re absorbing information! It’s a win-win really.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can get involved in your child’s education as a parent, and ensure that they are getting a solid education. It’s important that they are learning both at school and at home, without you actively throwing new information at them all the time when they are supposed to be relaxing. The more time that you take to do this, the better your child will achieve academically, getting the best education possible and helping them to build a solid future. But remember, don’t push too hard, or else you could turn them from finding learning fun.

SM Prime explores potential partnership with Japanese firm for waste-to-fuel solutions

Leading real estate developer in Southeast Asia, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s GUUN Co. Ltd. to explore a potential partnership to implement waste management solutions by recycling waste paper and plastics as an alternative source of energy called ‘fluff fuel’.

IN PHOTO (Left to right): SM Supermalls Vice President Liza Silerio, SM Prime Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans T. Sy, GUUN Chief Executive Officer Shinji Fujieda, GUUN Philippine Branch Senior Managing Director and General Manager Takeshi Konishi

Fluff Fuels are one type of RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) which are produced from shredded and compressed plastics, papers, and fibers. These are used as fuels in cement manufacturing, paper mill companies, or power companies in Japan.

SM Prime Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans T. Sy is positive that a partnership with GUUN will contribute to the waste reduction goals of the country. “Today, Japan’s waste management and recycling technology is among the most advanced in the world,” he said. “There is no better partner for SM because we do not just talk about being big, we make sure we do it; we do not talk about being environment friendly but we do take bold steps to save the environment. I am looking forward to growing with GUUN as among leaders in solving environmental issues in the Philippines.”

GUUN Co., Ltd., founded in March 2001 and headquartered in Yokohama City, Japan, piloted the production of fluff fuel from plastic waste in Inayawan, Cebu in 2014 and recently inaugurated its P200-million, 2,400-square meter waste recycling plant in Tayud, Consolacion, Cebu. 

Since then, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment has adopted GUUN’s waste-to-fuel technology as a model for advanced low-carbon technology innovation for further deployment in developing countries.

“This will be a milestone partnership for us,” GUNN Chief Executive Officer Shinji Fujieda said after the signing ceremony. "I understand very much how important waste management is for SM and for the Philippines and we look forward to more projects we can do with the properties of SM Prime.”

SM Prime’s initiatives for waste management include waste reduction and effective waste collection and segregation. Over the years, it has implemented programs such as Trash to Cash, Plastic Waste Collection, and E-Waste Collection that have contributed to reducing the total solid waste generation across its real estate portfolio. 

Through its pioneering Trash to Cash recycling market, SM Prime has collected and recycled 1.4M kg of plastics, paper, metals, and others in 2022. “We have saved 16,766 trees from the 986,222 kg of paper recycled,” SM Prime disclosed in its 2022 Integrated Report to shareholders. 

Meanwhile, SM’s Plastic Waste Collection program, a partnership with the Plastic Credit Exchange that was launched in February 2021, has accumulated 42,541kg of plastic waste from 14 mall sites. Also present in all its 83 SM Supermalls is the E-Waste Collection program for the responsible disposal of WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment). This drive has helped process close to 7,000 kilograms of e-waste.

Water Sustainability: Leading the Change at SM Supermalls

The ripple effect of the water crisis has reached every part of the globe. According to the World Wildlife Fund, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year. Worst, two-thirds of the global population may face water shortages by 2025 and ecosystems will suffer.

As the gravity of these issues becomes increasingly apparent, several countries have taken significant steps to forge a more sustainable future for the Earth. Noteworthy examples include Singapore's water management plan and The Netherlands' intricate conservation practices.

Singapore’s Desalination Plant

The Delta Works in The Netherlands was built by Rijkswaterstaat to protect the country against flooding from the North Sea.

Inspiration for the Philippines
In the Philippines, a multifaceted approach has also been embraced by the public and private sectors in safeguarding and managing water resources. SM Supermalls are at the forefront of the conservation and management of water resources in its mall facilities. Its endeavors form the foundation of a more sustainable and water-secure future that the company has long been advocating.

SM's Vision: Greening the Future
SM has been recycling water since the 1990s, treating an average of 1 billion gallons of water annually in recent years, equivalent to 1,600 Olympic-sized swimming pools. In line with the SM Green Movement, SM has been continuously working towards responsible consumption and water conservation in its properties.

To illustrate, the SM Supermalls’ comfort rooms have smart fixtures to manage water flow. There are also signages in the mall that advocate wise water use. Wastewater is channeled to the malls’ sewage treatment plants that recycle an estimated total of 4 million cubic meters of water, lessening their dependence on freshwater sources for non-potable uses. SM did this even before the measure was required by way of the Clean Water Act in 2004.

SM Mall of Asia has been involved in various sustainability and environmental initiatives, including water recycling among others.

SM Supermalls utilizes recycled wastewater from the mall for irrigating its gardens.

SM Malls have “Save Water” signages that typically aim to create awareness about water conservation and inspire people to take simple actions to reduce their water consumption

Recently, SM took a step further in resource management by launching the first-ever water filtration system at SM City Baguio. This facility can turn collected rainwater into potable water for mall tenant use such as washing and cooking as well as dishwashing and handwashing, allowing the mall to further lessen its dependence on the freshwater supply of the Baguio community.

SM took a step further in resource management by launching the first-ever water filtration system at SM City Baguio.

The Rainwater Treatment Facility at SM City Baguio Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong (right) samples the potable water from the SM Baguio rainwater treatment facility with SM SVP for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin (left) and SM VP for Corporate Compliance Engr. Liza Silerio (center).

SM's dedication aligns with the world’s environmental sustainability and climate action goals. Rainwater catchment basins in flood-prone areas and the rainwater filtration in SM Baguio further exemplify this commitment. These significant efforts underscore the ongoing need for sustainable practices and policies.

A Brighter Future Ahead
The journey towards sustainable water management is ongoing. SM Supermalls, through its initiatives, paves the way for a greener, more secure future.

SM Scholars Aspire to Share the Gift of Education

New SM scholars recently joined the contract signing event in Pasay.

"I desire to become an educator not just to fulfill a dream but also to be a blessing to the next generation."

These inspiring words come from 18-year-old Princess Eunice Motel, an SM scholar currently pursuing her education at the Philippine Normal University. She is one of two children of Hildajane, an on-call factory re-packer, and Richard, a set man, hailing from Caloocan City.

Princess' dream of becoming a teacher has been a lifelong aspiration, deeply rooted in her heart and mind since her childhood. This calling became even more pronounced when she embraced her Christian faith.

SM Scholar and aspiring educator Princess Eunice Motel

"My unwavering commitment to becoming a teacher is directly inspired by the Kidz Life Ministry, a cherished initiative of our church dedicated to teaching children about God's word. I aspire to be a vessel for sharing knowledge, instilling hope, and nurturing a brighter future for the next generation," she said.

To pursue her dreams, Princess has chosen to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education at the Philippine Normal University, her dream institution. "PNU is renowned for its ability to nurture exceptional teachers," she remarked. "As I aspire to become an educator, I also strive for greatness and excellence, and there's no better place to achieve that than at PNU."

Following in her mother's footsteps, Jhona Bolinas is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education with English as her major. Born in Baliuag, Bulacan, she passed entrance exams at other universities but opted to enroll at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela due to its proximity to her family.

Despite considering other career paths, Jhona opted for education, drawing inspiration from her mother, who is also an educator. "Watching, observing, and listening to her, I learned the basics," she shared. Driven by her love for reading and writing, she also chose to specialize in English.

When asked if she plans to work abroad after graduation, Jhona keeps her options open, recognizing it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. "But right now, I want to ensure that my mother enjoys a good life before making such a significant decision," she explained.

Another aspiring educator is Krissa May Oquindo. Her father, a cable technician, is the family's sole breadwinner while her mother dedicates her time to caring for the family. Krissa completed her senior high school education at the Universidad de Manila. She applied to four State universities and ultimately chose to enroll at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), known for producing graduates highly sought after by employers, as per a recent survey.

 SM scholar Krissa May Oquindo (right) aspires to be a teacher for her family and community.

When asked about her motivation to become a teacher, Krissa responded, "Being an educator has always been my passion. From the moment I set foot on a school campus, the idea of standing in front of students and sharing knowledge excites me." She has selected Science as her major to deepen her understanding of the subject and to enlighten others about it.

Krissa has no plans to teach abroad. She believes that while there is demand for teachers overseas, the same holds true in the Philippines: "My passion for teaching is rooted in caring for the next generation, especially for the youth of our country."

Through the years, the SM college scholarship program has empowered 3,791 graduates who have enrolled in over 120 partner colleges and universities across the nation. These scholars enjoy full tuition benefits, monthly allowances, part-time work opportunities during semestral and Christmas breaks, job offers from the SM Group upon graduation, and engaging activities and enrichment programs.

Additionally, SM's tech-voc scholarship program has produced 4,669 graduates, further contributing to the development of skilled professionals in various fields.

SM group turns over 104th school building

SM scholars from Roxas City volunteer to clean the new school building ahead of its turnover.

In time for the school year opening, SM Prime through SM Foundation turned over a fully furnished two-storey building to the President Manuel Roxas Memorial Integrated School-South in Roxas City, Western Visayas.

The 104th school building made through the collaboration is built in accordance with specifications set by the Department of Education (DepEd). It holds four classrooms, each furnished with desks, chairs for left-handed students, and toilets per classroom, including a unique bathroom for PWDs on the ground floor.

It also includes concave blackboards, electric fans, and LED lighting. Emergency lights were installed in the stairways for emergency preparedness.

Supporting DepEd’s commitment to ensure that learners have access to water for hygiene and sanitation, the SM Foundation installed a handwashing facility along with liquid soap for the community’s use.

To further assist, the SM group will help with the school's maintenance and upkeep.

SMFI School Building head, Juris Soliman (center) leads the preparation if the school building turnover.

It was earlier announced by DepEd that roughly 21 million students enrolled this school year 2023-2024. Amidst this, the agency reported that only over 100,000 out of the more than 300,000 school buildings are in good condition.

Believing in the power of education in uplifting communities, SM Foundation has been an active member of DepEd’s Adopt-a-School Program since 2002, turning over more than 100 school buildings to grassroots communities nationwide. The said program intends to address overcrowding in schools and provide an environment conducive for learning.

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