Friday, November 16, 2012

UBS Optimus Foundation partners with Teach for the Philippines in its educational advocy

UBS Optimus Foundation committed a grant of CHF 1 Million (equivalent to 43.3 Million in Philippine Pesos) over 5 years to fund a leadership development program directed in grooming high-potential leaders to teach kids and promote educational equality.
The launch of a new partnership between the UBS Optimus Foundation and ‘Teach for the Philippines' aims to establish an innovative partnership that enlists the Philippines’ most promising future leaders in a mission to promote education equality. By empowering the Philippines' most promising young leaders to help transform the nation through education, indigent children will soon have access to excellent education.

This collaboration was announced in a presscon early today held The Manila Peninsula. Present were Kathryn Shih and Phyllis Constanza of the UBS Optimus Foundation, joined in by Andreas Reber of UBS-AG. Teach for the Philippines on the hand, was represented by Margarita Delgado and Lizzie Zobel.

To achieve education reform, Teach for the Philippines recruits promising young leaders to teach in the nation's most under-served schools for two years.
There is an ongoing search for 10 outstanding Filipino Americans to be a part of the inaugural corps of Teach for the Philippines. Chosen candidates will be trained and eventually deployed to ten (10) schools in Quezon City to teach DepEd curriculum to third grade students.

Teach for the Philippines teacher-participants are then monitored.  Each one is supported by a seasoned teacher and Teach for the Philippines program directors.  They are expected to transform learning communities by providing the knowledge, skills, and inspiration which the local public school students need to graduate from secondary school and continue on to lead productive adult lives.
Since 1999 the UBS Optimus Foundation has supported children in the areas of health, education and child protection. The UBS Optimus Foundation is a part of UBS's dedicated philanthropic support to its key clients globally. 

Teach for the Philippines is a non-profit professional Philippine organization that enlists the Philippines’ most promising future leaders in our mission to promote education equality.

Toys R Us opens in Glorietta 1

Today marks Toys "R" Us Glorietta 1 Grand Opening.

People had fun with photo sessions with these famous Marvel characters.
There were booths strategically located around the store with fun activities for kids and and kids-at-heart to try out.
‎Richard Jay Santos Apagar, who won the Rubik's Asian Championship 2012 was there to exhibit his feat.
See what items Toys "R" Us has in store for you this holiday season:
Toys R’ Us Philippines carries the US released edition of the MP-10 that everyone wants for Christmas.
Again, congratulations to the number 1 toy store, Toys "R" Us on your newest branch!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BiWon Korean Restaurant takes your culinary experience one notch higher

Lately, I have been enjoying Korean cuisine. I am not really fond of spicy food and I was surprised to find out that there are Korean dishes which suit my discerning taste buds.

This time, I went to BiWon Korean Restaurant in Pasay City. Bi Won Restaurant is popular with the local Koreans and high-profile Filipinos as well.
Korean Chef with the owner, Miss Tina Hong-Garcia

Korean Seafood pancake  made with fresh vegetables and an assortment of
seafood (shrimp, squid and oysters).  It is served with a soy-based sauce.

Korean cuisine uses a wide variety of uncooked vegetables in salads or pickles, as well as cooked ones in hot stews and stir-fried dishes. We were served rice, vegetables, and meats.

Traditional Korean meals are famous for its number of side dishes (banchan) that accompany steam-cooked short-grain rice. Kimchi is synonymous to Korean fare and it is served often at every meal.

The beef marinade was so tasty it had me coming back for more! Bulgogi appears to be unique and full of flavor.
The Grilled Marinated Beef Bulgogi is made from thinly sliced sirloin or another prime cut of beef (rib eye). The marinade is a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, garlic, onions, ginger, and sugar. Bulgogi is traditionally grilled but broiling or pan-cooking is common as well.

Haemul Jeongol is a spicy stew made with seasonal seafood, radish, minari (Korean parsley), and suk-gat (edible chrysanthemum). It comes in a flavor mix of ginger, mustard, cabbage, soybean sprouts, green onions, sesame seeds, and mushrooms, seasoned with red chili pepper paste. The somewhat reddish spicy broth adds flavor to various fresh seafood.
Jap chae is mixed vegetables with the traditional clear, sweet potato starch noodles are traditional plus beef. This recipe is what I would call similar to the Filipino 'pansit' but it tastes better!

Get you fill of these wonderful Korean dishes!  You will be amazed with the explosion of flavors like I was.

BiWon Korean Restaurant
G/F Cove Town Building
2822 EDSA Ext. corner P. Celle Street
Pasay City
551-2118 / 834-7576

Bi Won Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, November 12, 2012

SM Southmall unveils the New Eco Bags

The 2012 SM Southmall Eco Bag has been finally revealed at SM Southmall event today. Design the next SM Eco Bag has been conceptualized as "Engage to change" project of SM Supermalls.
Your Design, Your Pride contest culminated and the new designs have been chosen by the management.
Bobby Yan hosted the event while Garry Granada rendered songs on biodiversity and plurarity. SM Supermalls opened the ecobag design competition for all High School and College students in its bid to Save Mother Earth with art! By engaging the younger generation to commit to the environment while shopping with our SM Eco Bag, SM hopes to reach a milestone.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Village People rocks Manila on November 17th

Catch The Village People in Concert at the SMX Convention Center this November 17!

Walk down memory lane and relive the great hits IN THE NAVY, MILKSHAKE GO WEST, I AM WHAT I AM, CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC, YMCA plus more record breaking singles that spearheaded disco revolution for over three decades!

Get your tickets now at Mark November 17 on your calendar and see The Village People at the SMX Convention Center live! This spectacular event is brought to you by Red Stone media Productions, in cooperation with Jinga Juice, Puerto Princesa underground River, Esquire Financing Inc., Talk TV, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV and Media Partners: The Philippine Star, Business World, Business Mirror, People’s Journal, Mellow 94.7, Barangay LS 97.1, 101.1 YES FM, and Pinas FM 95.5. And since it's More Fun To Do the YMCA, our generous friends from Red Stone Productions is giving away tickets [valued at 3500 pesos each] to my followers!
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