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Filipino Bloggers Network holds 10th Annual Thanksgiving Party

It was a decade ago when the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its first-ever Thanksgiving Party in a hotel in Quezon City. This coming December 12, FBN will hold its 10 th Annual Thanksgiving Party virtually to reacquaint with fellow members around the country and reminisce 120 months of challenges and cheers; 3,650 days of networking; countless stories and priceless memories.      Although the gathering will still be online just like last year, FBN members anticipate the annual get-together as an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while, not to mention the chance of winning some exciting prizes from the games and raffle draws. Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.   FBN currently has around 2,000 me

Allianz Recognized as the Most Sustainable Insurer by Dow Jones

Global insurer and #1 insurance brand Allianz was recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as the most sustainable insurer for 2021.   Out of 127 insurance companies assessed around the world, the DJSI gave Allianz a percentile score of 92 out of 100, the highest score in the industry and reaching the top 1% of the DJSI.   Sustainability metrics are measured by the ESG standard (Environmental, Social Inclusion, and Governance), and Allianz scored 97, 94, and 90 points respectively for each of these measurements.   Under Environment, Allianz was recognized for its work on climate change, and the DJSI noted that the company’s practices provide good basis under this, particularly for risk assessment. For Social Inclusion, the insurance company’s Human Resources focus drove diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Corporate citizenship activities also supported the next generations and people with disabilities, receiving a full score from the DJSI. Under Governa

SM City Grand Central: Your grandest mall in Caloocan

  The Grand Opening of SM City Grand Central   In the thriving center of Caloocan City, a grand mall has found a new beginning. SM City Grand Central, once a defining shopping destination in the city, is opening its doors this November 26, 2022, Friday at 2pm to a new shopping generation.   The brand-new SM City Grand Central is nothing short of spectacular. The sprawling SM Store and SM Supermarket, speak of the grandness the mall takes pride on. It has 6 levels of top-notch stores, trendy shops and multi-cuisine restaurants that signal the rising demand for global tastes.   Connecting the mall with the rest of the city is the LRT Monumento Station. A central station that welcomes a booming influx of commuters, office workers and families passing through. Grab-to-go shops of fast food, caf├ęs, bakeries and pasalubong stores line the station, offering commuters a quick refreshing break in between train rides.   Level 4 is a wonderland for gamers and techies with Cyberzon

Everyday Safety with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol

Now that the economy is easing up with more establishments opening, we are excited to go out and somehow live life with normalcy. Filipinos are slowly regaining their normal lifestyle with the more lenient level of restrictions but with strict compliance to the minimum health standards. Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol is our trusted companion as we are tending to our daily errands and needs.   With the systematic and effective vaccination roll-out nationwide, Filipinos can slowly enjoy various activities such as more dining options as well as doing physical activities by going to the gym. However, health experts continue to remind everyone to not let their guards down even as we gradually go back to normal.   As there are reports of new and potentially more contagious variants, everyone must remain vigilant through following established health protocols and getting vaccinated so we can all continue to live safe and prevent the cases from surging again.   That’s why when we do es

Amazing Virtual Online Holiday Experience at SM ChristmaSaya Village

  A delightful and techy Holiday experience at SM ChristmaSaya Village   The season of joy is near! With the number of COVID cases going down, we can all look forward to Christmas with newfound excitement and giddy anticipation! Of course, we should still celebrate with caution, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a great time with our loved ones. With fun tech like augmented reality, we can rediscover our favorite SM mall, meet friends, shop to our heart’s delight, and play games with loved ones without leaving our homes!   How? SM Supermalls has come up with the awesome virtual ChristmaSaya Village to bring everyone together. Read on and find out all the fun things you can enjoy in this delightful tech experience.   Reimagined Christmas shopping and dining. Imagine that you can shop and visualize products in real-time from the comfort of your own home. Sounds awesome, right? You can do just that with SM ChristmaSaya Village!  First, register online at smchristmasayavill

Mickey and Minnie at SM Supermalls

  Mickey & Minnie Mouse goes local with ‘Mickey Go Philippines’ at SM Supermalls!   Disney’s most-loved iconic characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse have delighted the hearts of many across decades, and this year SM Supermalls and Disney have teamed up to launch the Mickey Go Philippines collection at The SM Store, featuring a range of merchandise with a Pinoy twist! What’s more, SM and Disney have planned a surprise virtual party for Mickey and Minnie on their birthday this November 27, and we’re expecting you to join us!   Be among the first to get exclusive Mickey Go PH merchandise! Get first dibs on adorable Mickey and Minnie collectibles from clothes and footwear to tote bags, pillows, tumblers, kitchen appliances, and more! Mickey Go PH and Mickey & Minnie classic merchandise will be available at the live selling events on: ·        November 18 at 1pm-2m via Toy Kingdom’s official Facebook page ·        November 24 at 1pm -2pm via The SM Store’s official Faceboo

2021 SM Bears of Joy

  Because sharing is caring at SM Supermalls Share smiles with SM Bears of Joy. This pandemic has taught us to share what we have with those who have less. Every year, SM Supermalls and Toy Kingdom come together to give shoppers a chance to share the holiday season cheer with children in need. Starting November 12, shoppers can purchase the bears at P250 per pair – one to keep, and one to be donated to charity. This simple act of kindness can go a long way, especially during a time when empathy is needed most.   Buy a pair of SM Bears of Joy for only 250 PHP - one to keep and one to donate this Christmas season. Available at selected SM Supermalls and Toy Kingdom online stores from November 12 to December 25, 2021. More reasons to spend the Holiday Season from Nov 5 to January 6, 2022 at SM Malls: Christmas Village Christmas Feast Christmas Market Christmas Shows   Indeed, Christmas has evolved with the times, but knowing that SM has our happiness and safety in mind, we are a

SM Supermalls Opens Vax Sites for Minors

SM Supermalls hits 5 million COVID-19 jabs, opens more vax sites for minors   According to medical experts, Covid-19 vaccines are crucial to acquire herd immunity in any population. Children will also benefit through vaccination and an expert from John Hopkins stated that “the vaccine helps prevent kids from getting COVID-19: Although COVID-19 in children is sometimes milder than in adults, some kids infected with the coronavirus can get severe lung infections, become very sick and require hospitalization.”   SM Supermalls are taking serious initiatives in helping our nation in controlling the spread of covid19 virus by making the vaccine more accessible to everyone and to the younger members of our population. SM Supermalls has yet again marked a back-to-back milestone in its pursuit to help end COVID-19 in the Philippines: surpassing the five-millionth mark of COVID-19 jabs and the opening of more SM malls as pediatric vaccination sites outside Metro Manila. Present during

Merry Holiday at SM Sta Mesa

"Don't get caught up in the wrapping paper and forget that the gift of the Christmas season is simply love."   When it comes to Christmas, we Filipinos are the most excited for this holiday season. Ber months usher in the joys of anticipating the most awaited Christmas and New Year celebrations and with every joyous celebration, SM Supermalls have been a part of many Filipinos not only for shopping but for creating bonding moments that we all could treasure. SM City Sta. Mesa which was formerly known as SM Centerpoint is a quaint shopping center that is strategically located within the metro. It is highly accessible for people living in Manila, Quezon City and San Juan. Like all SM Malls, SM Sta. Mesa offers #SafeMallingAtSM especially during this pandemic with focus on implementing strict health protocols guidelines ensuring the shoppers’ safety and convenience. And this 2021 holiday season, SM City Sta. Mesa offers a fun and relaxing dining and shopping environment to e

SM StartUp Package Supports Filipino Entrepreneurs

  SM Supermalls launches The SM StartUp Package   for aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs 100 Small business owners invited to set up shop in SM malls   It has been almost two years since the pandemic brought Filipino life and many livelihoods to a screeching halt. According to a 2020 Asian Development Bank (ADB) study of 1,804 Philippine MSMEs, 70.6% were forced to temporarily close with 66.2% reported to have temporary staff cuts during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Bucking these statistics and the odds created by the changes in the landscape, the enterprising Filipino found many opportunities in online businesses, with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recording over 88,000 new e-commerce registrations at the end of 2020. This figure is projected to be a million e-commerce enterprises by 2022 (from 500,000 in 2020). By taking advantage of the online space, MSME owners have become unsung heroes of the economy, all the while providing for their families and making