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The Good Guys continue The Good Jab: SMDC lines up vax drives in its properties across PH

January 16, 2022 5:57 p.m.

The Good Guys are rolling up their sleeves once again to help combat this new threat brought about by the Omicron outbreak that is severely affecting both public and economic health.

SMDC, the country’s leading real estate developer, is expanding its vaccination drive to include residents, tenants and neighboring communities around its properties all over the country.

In partnership with the Philippine National Red Cross, SMDC, through its The Good Guys campaign, has inoculated more than 5,000 residents and employees and over 300 construction workers, elderlies and minors before 2021 ended.

In furtherance of its mission of creating happy, healthy and thriving communities, SMDC is poised to continue its vaccination drive, providing booster shots to residents, tenants and their families in its properties.  

“We are very pleased to have been partners with SMDC for the last three years. This partnership has allowed us to reach out to more people and serve more communities, not only within SMDC properties and its neighborhoods, but more importantly to under-served communities, such as our construction workers, PWDs, the elderly, minors and pregnant women,” says Janice Adolfo, Chapter Service Representative for Health Services at Philippine Red Cross.

“Partnerships with the private sector, such as this, create ripples of change that can make a big difference in preserving the lives of our fellow-Filipinos. Through SMDC’s Good Guys Community Programs, we have found an ally whom we can count on to always be there to help us make the Philippines a healthy nation. This is the kind of commitment that we need to combat this pandemic, together, one community at a time,” she adds.


Adolfo enjoins everyone to do their part in fighting this pandemic by adopting simple practices: 

1. Make the standard health protocols your way of life: wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.

2. Avoid unnecessary trips outside your home. Schedule your visits to the grocery or to public places, making a list of what you need so that you do not have to keep going back. Luckily for SMDC residents, weekend markets are available for their weekly run of farm-fresh produce and ready-to-eat meals. There are also groceries, supermarkets and dining places within SMDC communities that can do deliveries.

3. Ventilate your spaces. Open your windows, use fans to circulate the air. Grow indoor plants to help rid your unit of toxins and to let the air around it breathe.

4. Always have emergency medication handy. For COVID, keep a stash of fever, cough and flu meds handy, as well as a thermometer and an pulse oximeter. Stock up on multivitamins, Vitamin C and immune-boosting supplements.

5. Eat healthy and exercise. Take pleasure in house chores, watch the SMDC YouTube channel for homekeeping tips and for keeping a regular exercise routine that you and the family can enjoy.

6. Stay in touch with your community. SMDC issues regular advisories and organizes events to ensure residents’ health and general well-being.

7. Check in on your neighbors. With everybody locked in, this not only ensures we keep an eye on each other, it also lifts spirits.

To know more about SMDC and its various community programs under The Good Guys campaign, visit www.smdc.com.

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Atayde backs PH Olympic fencer, QC fencing development program

4:11 p.m. May 21, 2024

QUEZON City 1st District Rep. Juan Carlos “Arjo” Atayde last week pledged to back QCSEP, a Quezon City fencing program responsible for producing one of the Filipino athletes going to the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Atayde, a member of the Youth Sports Development Committee in the House of Representatives, said “fencing is one of the many sports that young Filipino athletes can excel in, and we are working with Councilor Joseph Juico so that we can help QCSEP better develop Filipino fencers who can compete not only in local tournaments, but also in international competitions.”

Atayde commended QCSEP for producing a Filipino fencer slated to represent the country in the 2024 Paris Olympics — 22-year-old Barangay Del Monte resident Samantha Kyle Catantan.  

Catantan qualified for the Paris Olympics after winning the gold in the women’s foil event at the Asia-Oceania Zonal Olympic Qualifier last July in the United Arab Emirates. She is the first Filipino fencer to qualify for the summer games since Walter Torres in 1988. 

“QCSEP deserves credit for developing world-class fencers like our very own Samantha Catantan,” said Atayde. “Her qualifying for the Olympics is proof that we should invest time and resources in fencing, which is why we plan to provide support for this sport in our district, and later on the entire Quezon City.”

Atayde stressed that support for sports programs is necessary “if we want to help Filipino athletes achieve their dreams of competing in the Olympics.”

Atayde met Juico, the young fencers of QCSEP, and their parents on May 17 at the legislator’s district office in West Avenue, Quezon City to discuss ways to help and to develop fencers not only from their district, but also cities from all over Metro Manila. 

“It’s great to know that there’s a grassroots sports program for fencing in Quezon City that develops and nurtures kids from all over Metro Manila. With enough helping hands, QCSEP can produce fencers who can excel in the sport and one day win a medal for our country in the Olympics,” said Atayde, who extended financial support for the team’s ongoing programs.

QCSEP Fencing is a program spearheaded by longtime QC 1st District Councilor Juico. It was established 18 years ago and is an active advocate of grassroots sports development.

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Activision brings Call of Duty Warzone Mobile to the court with unique basketball collaboration

5:09 p.m. May 19, 2024

Activision has made an exciting move with its latest Call of Duty Warzone Mobile campaign, seamlessly integrating the world of basketball to create real connections within the community. By combining the strategic elements of basketball with the intense gameplay of Warzone Mobile, Activision highlights how teamwork and quick thinking dominate in both arenas.

In a creative collaboration with Jappy Agoncillo, a renowned muralist, illustrator, and devoted COD fan, Activision has transformed a basketball court at SV Ball Park in New Manila, Quezon City into a vibrant, Warzone-themed masterpiece. This unique project not only showcases Agoncillo’s artistic talent but also underscores the synergy between the worlds of basketball and gaming.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the CODWZM Basketball Court Takeover, check out this video.

Filipinos’ passion for basketball is well-known, with the sport deeply ingrained in the nation’s culture. This collaboration taps into that love, creating a space where fans of both basketball and Call of Duty can come together. Watch how PBA Moto Club, Eruption, Jappy Agoncillo, and Honeycomb Arts brought this project to life in this special feature

Visit the Court:

  • Location: SV Ball Park, New Manila, Quezon City
  • Visiting Hours: Fridays through Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Duration: May 16 to July 1, 2024

Basketball and Call of Duty Warzone enthusiasts are invited to experience this one-of-a-kind court, which will be open to the public during the above specified hours to ensure better accommodation and avoid overlapping with regular league games.

Visitors can enjoy the artwork, play basketball, and immerse themselves in the dynamic atmosphere that brings Warzone Mobile’s intensity to life.

Don’t miss out on this exciting blend of art, sports, and gaming. Swing by SV Ball Park and be part of

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“Priceless” Nino Muhlach FAMAS trophy sold to Boss Toyo 

12:59 p.m. May 15, 2024

Entrepreneur and child actor Nino Muhlach gave Boss Toyo one of his prized awards from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) in exchange for P500,000.

But Boss Toyo reiterated that Muhlach’s award is “priceless” and will become part of his future museum. 

In an episode of Pinoy Pawnstars last Monday, Boss Toyo haggled with Muhlach, who personally visited the content creator’s shop in Quezon City to personally give one of his five FAMAS awards and make it as part of his collection.

“Aalagaan mo ‘yan, irerestore mo yan [Take care of that, restore it],” Muhlach told Boss Toyo. 

Boss Toyo said that he wants to restore the award, one of Muhlach’s five FAMAS awards to its former glory and showcase it in his planned museum alongside the award that Jiro Manio sold to Boss Toyo a few months ago. 

Muhlach said that it was Toyo who personally inquired about the award and decided to sell to the content creator one of the five Best Child Performer awards that he received in his career. 

“I decided to give it to him, pero big deal, kailangan alagaan niya and irestore niya and ilagay niya sa museum niya, dahil hindi ko na naalagaan, ‘yun ang deal namin [I decided to give it to him, but big deal because he needs to take care of it seriously, restore it and put it in his museum because I never take care of it. That’s our deal],” Muhlach said.

Boss Toyo said that Nino Muhlach’s FAMAS award is one of his dream items as he wants to note how Muhlach changed Filipino entertainment through his movies with noted Filipino actors such as the King of Filipino movies and legends such as Fernando Poe Jr. and Dolphy. 

“Ikaw ang barometer, ‘pag sinabing ‘child actor’, tandaan natin, wala pa akong nakitang nakadaig sayo as a child actor [You are the barometer of a ‘child actor’ because we have to remember nobody does it better than you],” Toyo said. 

Apart from the award, Muhlach gave to Boss Toyo some of the theater lobby cards from the movies he starred in and produced. 

Aside from acting, Muhlach also dabbled in several businesses, including the El Nino Apartments and Muhlach Ensaymada, which was gifted to Boss Toyo.

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