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11:01 PM

GIRLS NOT BRIDES

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 Zonta Club of Cebu II hosted “Girls Not Brides'' webinar on June 05, 2021, supporting Senate Bill No. 1373 or the “Girls Not Brides Act” authored by Senator Risa Hontiveros.

                

In Zontian Atty. Mae Elaine Bathan’s introductory speech, she emphasized that the freedom of choice is among the rights of every Filipino, and does not exempt girls. Atty. Bathan further highlighted some of the public's sentiments on the Girls not Brides Bill showing the lack of awareness on this subject. 

 








“Child Marriage is a form of abuse. Child Marriage is criminal and should never have a place in our society,” Sen. Hontiveros strongly said in the forum.

 

UNICEF stated that ten million child marriages may occur before the end of the decade. The Philippines was ranked 12th in the world with the prevalence of child marriage in the same organization.

 

Sen. Hontiveros said Child Early and Forced Marriages is a tragic reality to which girls are subjected largely due to economic circumstances, cultural expectations, and outdated beliefs and norms.

 

“There are girls who are forced to enter child marriages because of the baseless conception that the measure of a woman, of a girl, is determined only by being a wife, a mother, a homemaker,” Sen. Hontiveros states. 

 

Adding that Filipino society would not thrive if people would not accept respecting the life and dignity of women and children.

 

She concluded her speech with an appeal to all advocates with “Let us help each other help our children. Let us ensure that our girls simply be children, children who can still dream, hope, and enjoy the bright future that awaits them,” 

 

As part of the vision of Zonta Club of Cebu II to educate every citizen of the importance of this bill, President Cristina “Petite” Garcia pledged to remain supportive of the campaign to end child marriages, and emphasized that “social change cannot succeed without community engagement”.

 

Although the Philippines is a signatory to international laws concerning child brides, the legislation that the country has, lacks in protecting these girls. The Girls Not Brides Act, if passed into a law, will be able to provide the necessary protection. Sen. Hontiveros remains hopeful that the bill will be passed in the 18th Congress.






In attendance were members of Zonta Clubs of Cebu I, Iloilo, NCR, Davao, Gensan, Bacolod, and CDO. Other prominent guests include members of Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Cebu  CityChapter, LGUs represented by Mandaue City Councilor Hon. Cynthia Remedio and Cebu City Councilor Hon. Nina Mabatid, police officers, and representatives of  Mandaue Local Office of Muslim Affairs. 

 

Zonta Club of Cebu II is a member club of Zonta International, leading advocacy efforts to improve the lives of women by promoting strategies to eradicate violence against women and children. (Merry Melle Aguilar and Nicole Ashlyn Torrepalma, St. Theresa’s College of Cebu - Media Communication students)






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7:24 AM

Childlink Learning Center and High School to mark its 25th anniversary in 2022

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 Childlink Learning Center and High School gets ready to have activities in the incoming school year to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022.

 


The school’s anniversary theme is Linkers: Relevant, Responsive, Resilient.

 


“For two successive school years starting this July 2021, we will be retaining the same theme until the school year 2022 which is “to stay relevant and to continue to be responsive and be resilient” despite the changes and challenges brought about by the pandemic,” says Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio.

 

According to Ms. Tio, the school has undertaken efforts to prepare their students for the transition to online learning.

 

Childlink, in coordination with parents and guardians, continue to create activities in order for the students to have social interaction with their classmates and teachers.

 


Despite the change in learning platform, the school has continued to hold the usual activities for the just-concluded school year. One example is the holding of Heartstrings: A Celebration of Music featuring the choir performance, ukulele, guitar, and rondalla performances of the students.

 


As the school is on its way to celebrate its silver anniversary in July 2022, it recently got a recognition from the Character.org , an organization devoted to fostering character development in our schools and communities for this month of June.  The international virtual recognition that Childlink has received will be done this October 2021.

 

Character.org cites Childlink as among those with 2021 Promising Practice.

 


"We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President of Character.org. “Each of these programs and initiatives have demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with the principles that help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of character.” This year’s character development practices and initiatives included peer mentoring, service-learning, and conflict resolution approaches. Many of the Promising Practices also involve parents and the local community. Character.org will honor each 2021 Promising Practice recipient (schools and organizations) at its National Forum to be held October 20-22, 2021

 



Childlink has always provided quality education through face to face classes and close supervision by teachers and teachers’ aide before the pandemic and continuous to do so during this crisis.

 

But as a School of Character, the school not only focuses on academic excellence, it also places much emphasis on character development, Ms Tio explains.

 





 “We continuously upgrade our curriculum so students will find learning  relevant to real life situations,” Ms. Tio pointed out.

 

By doing this, Childlink enables the Linkers to apply what they learned in school and put these into action so they can be responsive to the community, she added.

 

To accomplish this goal, the school has come up with the Childlink Creed to serve as a guide for the Childlink Student who is also called a Linker.

 

According to the Childlink Creed, a Linker is caring, honest, industrious, loving dynamic, loyal, interactive, nature-lover and keen.

 

Linkers will stand out among their peers for being caring and productive individuals,  who are loyal to family, school and country, Ms. Tio explained.

 

As part of its upcoming 25th anniversary, Childlink will continue its advocacies such as creating awareness for cyberbullying, gender equality and child marriage.

 

“We will continue the  collaboration we have with schools, abroad and within our country. These collaborations are done for the purpose of developing students to become solutionaries to the issues that are present in each of the communities,” she added.

 

Childlink is now open for admission for school year 2021-2022. Enrolment period for Elementary Students is from June 17 to June 24. On the other hand, high school enrolment is between June 9 to June 16, 2021. For preschool, the enrolment is between June 25 and July 3. Parents can choose either the Online Learning Program or the Home School Program.


 

Summer classes are also available and start on June 7, 2021. These include Reading Classes for Preschool to Grade 3; English Classes for foreign students for all grade levels and Reinforcement classes on English, Civics, Filipino Math, Mother Tongue and Science. The school also offers one-on-one online reading tutorials.



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1:58 AM

CEBU GOES PURPLE! Converge officially enters Visayas

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CEBU GOES PURPLE! Converge officially enters Visayas, mounts aggressive expansion in key cities 


 Mandaue City, CEBU, 07 June 2021 - Leading fiber internet services provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has officially launched its highi-speed fiber broadband service in Visayas, marking its entry with the grand opening of its regional corporate office and the ceremonial launch of its Mandaue business center.

 In the next few weeks, Converge is also set to open its business center in Cebu City, as well as begin serving Talisay, Cordova, and Lapu-Lapu City in one of the most developed provinces in the country. 

 “We’ve already hit the ground running when we had our soft launch in Cebu last November. Considering that we’ve only been operating in Mandaue and Cebu cities on a limited basis, we’ve already signed on thousands of subscribers and established partnerships with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Enterprise clients,” said Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy.



 “This strong subscriber take-up is promising, and we expect a groundswell in subscriptions as we target commercial operations in the other areas in the next two months,” added Converge President and Co-Founder Grace Uy. 

 In a full-day event on Monday, the country’s only pure end-to-end fiber broadband provider heralded its entry in the Visayas with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first business center in the region, followed by the opening of its regional corporate office, at the Oakridge IT Center Tower 2, Oakridge Business Park in bustling Mandaue City. 

 The official launch ceremony was graced by the province’s major business groups including the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. . 

 “This is all part of the broader ‘Go National’ strategy which is essentially our nationwide expansion plan. With Converge’s fiber optic cables having already landed in Cebu last April, and with three landing points in the island - in San Remigio, Bogo, and Naga - our domestic fiber backbone is firmed up and ready to take on the pent-up demand for fiber connection in central Philippines,” said Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero.

 Converge can now offer innovative products such as the FiberX Time of Day plans to the Visayas market. The Time of Day plans offer speed boosts ranging from 70mbps to 800 Mbps at pre-set times of the day depending on the preference of the customer. At such price points, Converge is offering the best value for money broadband service in the market, he added. 

 Since Converge’s soft launch in Cebu last November, it has already covered more than 440,000 households, spanning 48 cities and municipalities, and more than a thousand barangays. For 2021, it is targeting to deploy at least 250,000 fiber ports in Visayas. 

 In support of Converge’s debut in Visayas, the grand launch on Monday was attended by known leaders in Cebu’s local government and business circles including Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue City Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Steven Yu, and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Felix Taguiam. 

 Converge splashed the city with FiberX purple activities including a set-up of its business center in wheels, roving billboards, and sales blitzes featuring its mascot Conrad.





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9:17 PM

Philips Gaming Monitors Easter Promo Extended Until June 15!

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 Philips Gaming Monitors Easter Promo Extended 

Until June 15!

 Philips Gaming Monitors, in partnership with Globe, has 

announced that the Philips Gaming Monitors Easter Promo is extended until June 15, 2021. 

For every single-receipt purchase of Philips 242E1GSJ or Philips 242M8 Gaming monitor, buyers 

can get a free Globe at Home Prepaid Wifi. Additionally, they can get a free Globe Streamwatch 

Xtreme Prepaid Wifi for every single-receipt purchase of Philips 272E1GSJ and Philips 272M8.



PHILIPS 242E1GSJ

₱9,488.00

Gear up

The Philips E line gaming monitor is a great all-around display that delivers serious tear-free gameplay. AMD FreeSync™, 144Hz fast refresh rate and 1ms deliver smooth entertainment experience no matter playing games and watching movies.





PHILIPS 272M8

₱ 15,988.00

Get in the moment

This Momentum monitor gets you in the moment. AMD FreeSync™ technology and 144Hz fast refresh rate give flawlessly smooth entertainment experience for playing games and watching movies. Scenes look more real with Ultra Wide-Color.


QUICK SPECS

144Hz refresh rates for ultra-smooth, brilliant images

AMD FreeSync™ Premium; tear free, stutter free, fluid gaming

1ms (MPRT) fast response for crisp image and smooth gameplay

SmartImage game mode optimized for gamers

LowBlue Mode for easy on-the-eyes productivity

Ultra Wide-Color wider range of colors for a vivid picture


Gamers can grab this chance to get a quality gaming monitor and a prepaid home wifi best for viewing, internet surfing, and streaming at home. The whole family can surf through the long break with fun binge-watching since both freebies are designed for sharing to up to six devices. The freebies surely won't disappoint, as they boast a wider signal cover and signal strength that's twice as strong as the old Globe pocket Wi-Fi



In particular, the Globe Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid Wifi also has an Internet TV feature, which converts your monitors into a Smart TV. With it, users get access to thousands of movies and videos on entertainment and streaming sites. It also allows families to hold exciting karaoke parties by transforming their TVs into karaoke-ready devices.



The following models and freebies are included in the promo, including their specifications and suggested retail prices.



PHILIPS GAMING MONITOR MODELS

SRP

SPECIFICATIONS

242E1GSJ 

₱9,488.00 

144Hz, 1ms, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode

242M8  

₱10,188.00 

144Hz, 1ms, IPS, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode

272E1GSJ 

₱ 15,388.00

144Hz, 1ms, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode

272M8

₱ 15,988.00

144Hz, 1ms, IPS, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode


The promo runs from April 1 to June 15, 2021. Monitors purchased from participating retailers are eligible for the

promotion:

 


Customers must keep their original sales invoice and claim their freebie in the participating branches within sixty (60) days after the end of the promo period. Alternatively, customers can order their chosen Philips Gaming Monitor from Philips Monitors’ official online stores in Lazada and Shopee, where they can receive the freebie upon delivery of the purchase.

For more information about the Easter Gaming Promo, visit Philips Monitors Philippines’s Facebook page and send them a message.

About Philips Gaming Monitors

Philips was founded as far back as 1891 in the Netherlands and has since engaged in more than a century of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Philips monitors stand for excellent picture quality and provide innovative solutions to problems people really care about. To reflect this Philips commitment, Philips has created the slogan: ‘Innovation and You’.

Philips Gaming Monitors is diving deeper into gaming this year, with two new models released early in 2021 to provide better display options for gamers’ home entertainment systems. Philips Gaming Monitors aims to make a lasting impact and to leave an indelible mark in the gaming industry.











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6:47 PM

Landers Superstore celebrates its 5th anniversary with exciting activities and promos

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 Landers Superstore is turning 5!


To celebrate this milestone, the country’s leading superstore has prepared lots of exciting activities and promos as a treat to its loyal members.


Kicking off the festivities is Landers’ super offer of 50% off on membership fees until June 30, 2021. This means that new and existing members may renew or avail of membership for only P400 and business membership for only P500.  This definitely is the perfect time to sign up and enjoy a host of shopping privileges and fantastic deals that only Landers offers.

 


The 50% off on membership is available both in-store and online, exclusive to those applying or renewing primary premium and business memberships only. Terms and conditions apply.  

 



Alongside this special promo, Landers will also be launching an impressive line-up of show stopping deals and promos both in-store and online throughout the whole month of June. These include Super Crazy Online Sale at www.landers.ph on June 2-4, All Home 50% Off Sale on June 5 to 13, Super Appliance Sale on June 14 to 20, and Super Fuel Sale on June 21 to 27. 

The festivities will culminate in a special online musical show featuring power couple and Landers ambassadors Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported Landers Superstore since it started,” says Landers president Gwen Lim.   “Reaching 5 years in the industry in these times is a great reason to celebrate, especially with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. With this offer, we expect more people to enjoy our special deals and benefits.”

In the past 5 years, Landers has won the hearts of Filipino families with its array of topnotch products, some of which are not found in other local stores. Aside from that, they have also gained a reputation for offering awesome perks that truly level up the shopping experience.

For starters, Landers pioneered giving fuel discounts of up to P10 off per liter through their Landers-Caltex gas stations. Members also enjoy the lowest priced medicines at Capital Care, the superstore’s in-house pharmacy, and free haircut at Federal Barbers, their in-house barbershop.

Serving delicious meals and drinks is also one of Landers’ specialties. Coffee lovers can grab their favorite brew at the in-house café, Doppio, while those with big post-shopping cravings will surely enjoy Landers Central’s New York-inspired menu.

Those who cannot visit the physical stores have the option to shop online at www.landers.ph, and the orders will be conveniently delivered to their home within their preferred two-hour timeslot.

  


Don’t want to miss out on all these exciting happenings? Head over to the nearest Landers Superstore in your area and sign up now.

 

For more information, check out www.landers.ph








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