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It’s Super Month at SM! Kids and kids-at-heart are in for so many surprises this October

October 7, 2022 6:37 p.m.

Everyone’s invited as SM Supermalls throws an exceptional supersized party this October with Super Month– a month-long spectacle filled with surprises for kids and kids-at-heart.

“This year’s Super Month strives to bring out the SUPER in everyone. As we celebrate our beloved Tatang’s, Mr. Henry Sy Sr., birth month, we will dedicate the Super Month not just to the kids but to the whole family as we create memorable play dates and offer supersized deals that each of them will enjoy,” said SM Supermalls President Steven Tan. 

The whole month of October is all about exciting shopping and dining deals, fabulous treats, and superb experiences from your favorite brands in your favorite SM mall. 

Super Spots: Check out the coolest places for the ‘gram

SM will be decorating its entrances, activity areas, and events halls with eye-popping, bright, and colorful installations fit for a Super Month. Don’t forget to take snaps for your Facebook, film a couple of IG reels, or create a TikTok video with the coolest backdrops at your nearest SM mall. Plus, there will be special AR filters specially made for the Super Month so don’t miss it forda content!

Super Play: Embrace the child in you!

Play time will always be fun at SM. And because it’s Super Month, play, explore, and learn all you want with these activities for you and your kids.

Whether they are aspiring to be the next social media superstar or celebrity, kids will gain the spotlight at the SM SuperKids Centerstage. To join, moms and dads must record a video of their kids aged 12 and below in the mall. The video should be uploaded to Tiktok with the hashtags #SuperKidsAtSM and #SM<their preferred SM mall>. The three most liked videos per mall will win P3,000-worth of SM shopping money.

Kids can also take a break from their gadgets with the on-ground Kids Playdate Project. Lots of off-screen interactive and experiential activities are in store for a fun and memorable play date at SM.

And on October 31, get ready for a spook-tacular display of creativity and confidence at the                                 Super Kids Halloween Contest. Kids aged 12 and below can join the parade dressed as their favorite superhero, fantasy, or scary character. To join, just register online with P1,000 worth of receipts from any of SM Supermalls’ tenants. The three most creative and spooky kids in costume will receive P5,000, P3,000, and P2,000. 

Of course, as pets are part of the family, they also get a fair share of the limelight with the Super Furbabies Halloween PAWrade. By registering online with P1,000 worth of SM tenant receipts, furbabies can join the parade dressed in super festive costumes at any SM mall. The top three furbabies will win P5,000, P3,000, and P2,000 worth of shopping money from SM.

Super Deals: Shop, dine, and get entertained ‘til you drop

And what’s an SM celebration without Super Deals? From October 1 to 31, tons of super-sized surprises, deals, and promos await lucky SM shoppers! 

Have a fun time shopping, dining, entertaining, and indulging in wellness treatments with the month-long SM BOGO Deals from 10 to 15 participating stores weekly. Also, your favorite hangout places at SM will be offering these deals below:

  • SM Bowling Center
    • 20% off on a Bowling Game
    • P799 One-hour Unlimited Bowling Game
    • Free shoe rental for every 1,000-single receipt purchase from any SM affiliate and tenant
  • SM Skating
    • 20% off on Skating Admission for the 2-Hour Passes for every 1,000-single receipt purchase from any SM affiliate and tenant
  • SM Foodcourt
    • Get a free Coke in can for every rice meal purchased with a Coca-Cola drink

Mark your calendars for the Super 10.10 Sale! Shop ‘til you drop on this one-day sale extravaganza on October 10 in all SM Store branches nationwide. And, if you are an SMAC cardholder, you are entitled to an exclusive discount from select brands as well as a Super SMAC Giveaway on October 17 to 27. Just use your advantage card when you shop and win 1M SMAC points for every P2,000 worth of purchase. 

Another highlight of this year’s festivities is the Founder’s Week also known as Tatang’s Week from October 11 to 16. Enjoy supersized and #AweSM deals across all SM malls as we celebrate the birthday of Mr. Henry Sy Sr.

And get your carts ready for the Super Charge 3-Day Sale from October 28 to 31! Shop as early as October for holiday gifts and grab amazing discounts and promos from your favorite brands at SM.


All these and more at SM Supermalls Super Month! So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy super deals, super eats, and super treats this October at the SM mall near you!

For more information about Super Month, check out https://gosm.link/SuperMonthMEDIA

 or visit @smsupermalls on all social media platforms.

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Make no room for online pirated content: Protect your data, report suspicious websites, buy original

As we gear up for another school year, we face piracy threats with online publications at our fingertips. Books and other learning resources are becoming increasingly accessible, influencing how we study and learn. How safe are our learners, teachers, schools, publishers, and institutions in this environment? The recent cyberattack on the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) reveals the serious risks we face.

On April 2, local hackers breached the DOST network, compromising two terabytes of data, including personal information of employees and research plans, designs, and schematics. This incident underscores the vulnerability of online platforms to data breaches, particularly when cybersecurity measures are not regularly maintained, monitored, updated, and enhanced.

Protecting our online identity, fighting piracy, and supporting copyrighted content are crucial. Individually, we can secure online learning environments by teaching students to safeguard their personal data. This includes securing devices, avoiding public Wi-Fi, using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and accessing only licensed learning management systems. Schools can configure desktops and laptops to prevent downloading certain file formats, especially scanned PDFs of textbooks. Learners and school personnel should practice these precautions at home and report suspicious websites.

Beyond data security and piracy risks, there is an important ethical aspect. Using pirated content infringes on copyright, undermines the hard work of content creators, jeopardizes their livelihood, and diminishes the recognition of their creativity and original work. Buying original content from legitimate sources shows respect for intellectual property rights, promotes integrity, and supports content creators.

Moreover, opting for original content benefits users, given the rigorous book development processes that help ensure high-quality, accurate information. By sourcing textbooks from legitimate providers, we can contribute to the fight against piracy, and at the same time, secure better learning experiences.

In addition to individual efforts, the government must advocate for and support content creators and book developers. Stronger anti-piracy laws and rigorous enforcement are essential, and public support and vigilance are crucial.

We must unite in this fight—society needs to stand together against piracy and uphold integrity in education.

As we start this new academic year, let us commit to being cybersafe and ethical in our use of online content. We can make smart, ethical choices. Say NO to piracy!

For a comprehensive lineup of legitimate educational resources, browse Rex Education’s 2024 Higher Education Catalog [here](https://online.flippingbook.com/view/956156329/2/).

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LG Philippines marks World Environment Day with ‘Life’s Good with Recycling’ Campaign

9:49 p.m. June 18, 2024

LG Electronics Philippines (LGEPH) commemorated World Environment Day 2024 by launching its impactful ‘Life’s Good with Recycling’ campaign.

The event, held at the LG Electronics Philippines office in collaboration with the Pasig City CENRO (Community, Environment and National Resources Office), saw a significant turnout of enthusiastic participants dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship.

LG Philippines Managing Director, Nakhyun Seong with Pasig CENRO Representative

LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Nakhyun Seong emphasized the importance of World Environment Day as a global platform for raising awareness and driving action towards environmental conservation. He expressed gratitude to all attendees for their commitment to making a positive difference in the world, stating, “On this World Environment Day, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each of you. Your active participation in our ‘Life’s Good with Recycling’ campaign has been instrumental in making a real difference in our environment. Your efforts are commendable and inspire us to continue our journey towards a greener future. Remember, it is your actions that are shaping this future.”

As part of the ‘Life’s Good with Recycling’ campaign, which began on Earth Day, April 22, and concluded on June 5, individuals were encouraged to collect plastic waste. The waste collected was then processed and recycled through the Mobile Recovery Facility of Pasig CENRO.

LG Philippines Managing Director, Mr. Nakhyun Seong with the Pasig CENRO Representatives

The campaign’s main objectives encompass Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Notably, the 1,622.55 kg of collected plastics will be utilized to redeem grocery items for LG’s maintenance and support staff. Moreover, the campaign aims to strengthen both LG and local government’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices within the Pasig community, all while enhancing awareness and implementing concrete actions. As a crucial aspect of this collaborative effort, LG has pledged to donate plastic waste to CENRO every quarter, fortifying its backing for local environmental endeavors.

LG Philippines Managing Director, Nakhyun Seong leading the initiative of recycling the collected plastic wastes

LG Philippines remains resolute in its commitment to sustainability and environmental causes, ensuring minimal environmental impact while staying true to the values of our customers, business partners, employees, and communities. By leading by example, inspiring positive change, and contributing to a greener, more sustainable future for all, LG continues to uphold its dedication to responsible business practices and environmental stewardship, a commitment you can trust.

For more information about LG Electronics Philippines and its environmental initiatives, follow LG Philippines on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. LG products are available in all authorized dealers nationwide, both in-store and online. Visit lg.com/ph for a complete list of our retail partners. You can also visit LG’s Official Flagship Stores in Lazada and Shopee.

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Make your Pinoy dad smile with foodpanda deals for their personality type

11:57 a.m. June 14, 2024

PINOY dads are known to be really good at MATH—as in, merienda, almusal, tanghalian, and hapunan! To celebrate tatay’s love for good food, drink, and more, foodpanda is offering a wide range of deals that will fit your dad’s unique personality. Treat your dad to the celebration he deserves this Father’s Day!

For the “cash na lang” dad

Sometimes our lives get too busy that finding the perfect gift for your dad becomes difficult, so we ask him directly. However, Pinoy dads often say he doesn’t want anything—or at best, he’d want some cash to put into his latest hobby or to beef up his hidden-from-nanay savings fund!

 If your papa is like this, foodpanda has the best deal for you. Simply use the code BESTDAD with your food delivery, pick-up, pandamart, and foodpanda shops (min. spend P1499) from June 15 to 17 to enjoy P500 cashback! Again, another two-for-one gift that your makunat dad will definitely love. Just make sure you give dad that P500 you get back in a nice envelope when your mom’s not looking.

 For the tagay tatay

Dads deserve to let their hair down every once in a while, with a cold glass of their favorite liquor in hand and enjoying the company of their family and friends. And when he’s slightly buzzed, it’s time to plug in the microphone for his soulful rendition of his favorite song! 

To make Father’s Day extra festive, foodpanda has you covered in the libation department. pandamart is having an alcohol sale from June 12 to 16, with up to 50% off on drinks such as Johnny Walker, San Miguel, Heineken, and more. This means that you get more bang for your buck—and your tatay and titos will definitely be impressed with your contribution to the tagay stash.

 For the Boy Scout dad

Pinoy dads take their responsibility to protect and provide for their families seriously. This means a lot of thought goes into making sure that he’s prepared for almost every scenario—whether it be bad weather or a bad case of the midnight munchies. You can easily add to your dad’s “just in case” pantry essentials with our Father’s Day deals.

 Simply pick out all the items you think dad would need or want and get up to 50% off on groceries and more from pandamart, Robinsons Supermarket, Puregold, Shell Select, and Watsons, among others from June 15 to 17.

 For the diskarte dad

Nothing beats a Pinoy dad’s diskarte—he’s creative and clever in raising his family. We’ve laughed at and shared his diskarte on social media, like fixing household items and appliances. Now, let’s step up and make him proud with our own diskarte, using additional vouchers from foodpanda’s bank partners.

 Use your UnionBank Credit Card for your food delivery and pick-up orders (min P650 spend) and get P200 off from June 14 to 16 with code UBMOREDAD. GCash users can use code PANDADDY to get a variety of deals with their foodpanda purchases from June 14 to 20.

 Order now at foodpanda using the app or at www.foodpanda.ph to celebrate dad, papa, and tatay this Father’s Day!

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