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2:17 AM

CPMS Holds Free Webinars on Managing Stress and Mental Wellness Amidst the Global Pandemic

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The whole world is in a health crisis. Everyone is busy trying to adjust to the new normal way of life – from children going to school online to workers having to employ strict public health standards – things are literally changing.


For a lot of people, this can take a toll on their mental and emotional well-being. 


Having to go through so many changes while trying to ensure that everyone in your family is in good health is tough to do.


To help families through this challenge, Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS) is mounting a series of free webinars as part of its Family Life Enrichment Program (FLEP) with distinguished experts to share their thoughts and tips in maintaining overall wellness in these difficult times.


The first two topics of the series are “Positivity Boost in Times of Crisis” with Coach May SJ Soriano and “Healthy Brain, Joyful Life” by Coach RJ Goyeneche. The webinar will be this coming Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. via Zoom and Facebook Live.


According to CPMS President Marivic E. Bathan, they decided to start the webinar series in order to extend support not just to their students, but also to the people around them including their parents, guardians, and mentors, among others.


“CPMS chose to continue to exist because we love and value children. We do so with a strong partnership and close collaboration with the parents and the adults who take care of the children. They, too, need our support now more than ever. Their wellbeing greatly impact the environment they create at home.  Dr. Maria Montessori found that children thrive in a calm, positive, and nurturing environment.  To ensure this for the sake of the children, CPMS provides these seminars to empower and attend to the needs of the parents and adults.  CPMS has become the children's extended family.,” she said.


The webinar series is open to parents, therapists, fellow educators, and whoever can benefit from the different topics that are lined up.


Those who wish to join may fill out the Google Registration Form to get a slot since it will be on a first come, first served basis. The link is:


Coach May Soriano, who is an internationally renowned coach and pioneer of Life and Corporate Coaching in the Philippines, will be delving on holistic wellness for a joyful living.


She will be talking about the what and how of accepting the realities of the now and moving to the future with appreciation and action.


Soriano is also a 2019 World Women Leadership Awardee and was also awarded among the Best 100 Global Coaching Leaders during the 2017 World HR and Coaching Congress. 


Meanwhile, Coach Goyeneche, who is the first Certified Brain Health Coach in the Philippines, will be discussing on how to optimize your brain in order to make wise and sound decisions towards living a happier life.


More specifically, he will be sharing on how to know the signs that your brain is in trouble, what hurts the brain, and also the techniques and strategies on optimizing the brain and living the life you’ve always wanted to live.


Aside from being a brain health coach, Goyeneche is also a neuro linguistic programming master and a neuro semantic coaching genius.


Other scheduled webinars are as follows:


•           September 5 – Cyberpeace Hour: A Webinar on Responsible, Mindful, and Peaceful Internet Use with Coach Sarah Medilo, National Convenor for Volunteers of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement.


•           September 19 – Work From Home Like a Pro with Coach Marie Sol Delantar-Gonzalvo, RAFI-Center for Leaders Director, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Diploma Holder in Organization Development from the Ateneo de Manila University, and Founding National President of the Ayala Young Leaders Alumni Association.


•           October 3 – Brining Out the Best in Your Child: How to be a Parent-Coach with Coach May SJ Soriano, an internationally awarded and renowned coach and pioneer of life and corporate coaching, and Coach Aiza Caparas-Tabayoyong, parenting and relationship coach of the Love Institute and Co-Active Life Coach of Strengths Guide.


•           November 7 – Awakening the Heart: A Compassionate-Centered Parenting with Fr. Loreto Jacque, First Biodanza Facilitator in the Philippines, trained in Play and Expressive Arts Therapy, and a Missionary in Lima, Peru.


For more information, you may contact CPMS through the following:

Facebook Page: Children’s Paradise Montessori School


Contact numbers: 422-3446; 0998-5795992; 0917-6324026.



About Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS)


CPMS was founded by Marivic E. Bathan, who has been its President since its inception in 2005, with the mission of providing children with an education for life. CPMS has created a learning environment based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy and principles that guide and nurture the development of each child’s potential to become an informed, creative, compassionate, and lifelong learner who will make a positive contribution to the global community.


For ten straight years, from 2010 to 2019, CPMS has been awarded as Montessori School of the Year in the Business Achievement and Recognition Awards. CPMS has exposed its students to real-world experiences and to the beauty and discipline of the arts. CPMS is located along H. Abellana St. in Canduman, Mandaue City.


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5:59 PM

Special deals in Metro’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROMO

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Special deals in Metro’s
back-to-school promo

The coronavirus pandemic makes going back to school a stressful situation this year. With new school protocols in place and new people to interact with — be it in person or online — there will surely be an anxiety overload. But worry not! Metro is here to help you get some stress out of the way so you can show up in school confident and fully equipped with the supplies you need.

Through its “School’s Back #NewNornalWithMetro” promo, 
Metro lays out a huge selection of everything you need for school — from comfy and stylish outfits, cool gears and accessories, to trendy school supplies such as writing pads, notebooks, pens, art materials, and even handy organizers, food keepers; sturdy furniture and fixture for your study nook such as desks with shelf, reading lamps, chairs, document keepers and more. And the best part is that you get to enjoy discounts and special deals when you shop from July 24 to August 31.

Say hello to a new buddy that will help keep your school things organized — the dependable and colorful drawstring bag. From now until August 15, you can get your hands on these lovable drawstring bags for only P130, that’s 50% off  its original price! Just present a single receipt of  P2,000 worth of purchase from the supermarket or P1.000 from the department store or general merchandise section. 

From August 16 to September 12, Metro is treating shoppers to big discounts on select home appliances. For every P3,000 purchase at supermarket or P1,500 from department store, a shopper is qualified to buy any of the specially priced participating products: Nikon Stand Fan 16” (P887); Tough Mama Rice Cooker 5 cups (P639); Hummer Garment Rack (P575); and Hummer Shoe Rack 3-Tier (P175). 

Members of the Metro Rewards Club, Metro’s customer loyalty program, will get to enjoy an exclusive treat on August 16 to 31.  By presenting their MRC card they can avail of 30%  discount on Lontor Lamps when they shop at Metro Department Store, Supermarket and Super Metro Hypermarket. Lontor is a trusted brand that specializes on  rechargeable electrical products. MRC members can purchase the best-selling  Lontor  Rechargeable Camping Lantern, Lontor Rechargeable Emergency Lamp, or Lontor Rechargeable  Study Lamp for only P483 (regular price is P689).

To enjoy similar treats and other privileges, non MRC members are advised to apply online or visit any Metro stores . For a new MRC card account to be created, all required fields must be filled out. Only  Metro customers, aged 18  and above are qualified to apply. 

A significant number of learners may not be able to go back to school as their parents have lost income and livelihood during the pandemic so Metro is calling on its shoppers to make a difference by being heroes for children in need. 

The store launched #MetroGivesBack, a charity campaign to help raise funds and give hope to the children-beneficiaries of Vicsal Foundation all over the Philippines. The foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of Vicsal Development Corporation, mother company of Metro. It grants scholarship to qualified and high potential candidates with challenged economic circumstance, and provides educational facilities and materials.

Shoppers can contribute to the cause by purchasing the Metro School Kit worth P40. Each kit contains 2 writing notebooks, 2 pencils and 1 sharpener. Proceeds from the school kits will go a long way in helping children succeed in life.

The school kits will be on sale from now until September 15 only.

For a complete lineup of the DTI-approved Metro Back-To-School Deals, please check out the Metro catalog at or follow its official Facebook page: for more updates.

With school set to begin just around the corner, shoppers are expected to flock to the stores. To ensure public safety, Metro has put in place protocols in compliance to the guidelines set by the government and the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF). 

Temperature check upon entry, mask should be worn at all times while inside the store,  social distancing is practiced, disinfection and sanitizing is also conducted regularly to maintain the store’s cleanliness. Stay safe. Stay protected because Metro cares.

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