Friday, May 20, 2022

Securing copies of civil registry documents such as Certificate of Live Birth (COLB), Certificate of Marriage (COM), and Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) is now easy with PSAHelpline.

And now that the school year 2022-2023 is near, I need to secure the PSA birth certificate of my youngest for the enrollment. With just a few clicks, l enjoyed the convenience of a PSA Birth certificate online application and receive the PSA certificates at the comfort and safety of our home. The ordering process is easy and can be done using a desktop computer or mobile device.


I’ve requested a copy of my son’s birth certificate online last Saturday and paid (Php365) it directly online. It was processed Monday morning and was released from processing later that day. They notify me via email and sms the status of my order. It was send off to their partner courier service on Tuesday and I received it Thursday.

Here are the 3 easy steps;

·      Request for a certificate online - go to https://psahelpline.ph/ and choose which documents you need (birth, marriage, CENOMAR or death certificate) and fill out the details

·         Pay online or over-the-counter (can pay via credit, debit card, Gcash, 711, over-the-counter thru banks)

·         Wait for the delivery (PSA certificates are handed to the rightful owner or authorized requester and only upon the presentation of a valid identification.

                                         

You may pay online using your credit card or mobile wallet apps, over the counter at our accredited payment centers, or through partner banks. For smooth delivery and the security of your document/s, you must present one signed valid original government-issued ID to the courier upon delivery.

You may order a PSA Certificate of Live Birth, PSA Certificate of No Marriage, PSA Certificate of Marriage for yourself, your child, or your parents. You may also order a PSA Certificate of Death of your spouse or your parents.

PSAHelpline.ph handle the order-taking, payment acceptance, and delivery of PSA documents requested by the public through its website www.psahelpline.ph The service shall be supported by a contact center facility where clients can call or email their questions, follow ups, and concerns.

The operation of PSAHelpline.ph aligned with the implementing rules and regulations of the RA 1073 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012. Both parties ensure that the requested document’s data is protected and delivered fast and secure to the rightful owner or to an authorized representative.

 

 

 





Thursday, May 19, 2022

Sensitive Skin affects over half the population; studies say

Approximately 70% of people worldwide identify as having sensitive skin, and sensitive skin continues to be a rising complaint that Dermatologists are registering from their patients. 



Environmental factors, lifestyles, and genetics all play a part in developing sensitive skin, but patients generally present weakened skin barriers, dryness, roughness, irritations, and tightness. The commonness of sensitive skin has prompted research into the skin condition, resulting in breakthroughs in skincare.

“As a leader in sensitive skin for over 75 years, we are even more committed to delivering cutting-edge products to advance dermatological care for every skin story,” says Jade Silva-netto Ponoc, Galderma Philippines Business Unit Head.

 

In the Philippines, Cetaphil is bringing to the country for the first time Skin Awareness Month—the culmination of Cetaphil’s research into the science of gentle skincare, offering a chance to discover the breakthroughs and acquire specifically formulated products to care for all types of sensitive skin. It is part of the brand’s unwaveringly passion for providing complete care for sensitive skin; the Skin Awareness Month offers first-hand access to experts and science-driven recommendations to educate consumers on how best to care for their sensitive skin with a unique routine tailored to them. The annual event started 2021, eventually expanding across the Japan-Asia Pacific region before reaching the Philippines this year.


The main highlight of this year’s Skin Awareness Month is the Skin Summit, where Dermatologists and skinthusiasts share knowledge and experience across three days of themed discussions:


May 25 – a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Francesca Sy-Alvarado, discusses sensitive skin and acne, along with Bianca Gonzalez, Maggie Wilson, and Patricia Prieto, who will discuss routines for sensitive skin


May 26 – a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Jarische Lao-Ang, discusses the healthy way to brighten skin, along with Bea Alonzo, Laura Lehmann, Anne Curtis, and AC Bonifacio, who will discuss lifestyle-centric skincare


May 27 – a board-certified Dermatopathologist and a member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Mara Evangelista-Huber, discusses the right foundation for baby’s skin health, along with hands-on parents Solenn Heussaff & Nico Bolzico. Relevant topics on healthy food, play and sleep will also be tackled as Nikki Gil, Mariel Padilla, Patrick and Nikka Garcia share their experiences as they learn and choose the healthy start their babies deserve.



Access to the Skin Summit is free—interested participants may register via this link https://www.booths.virnew.com/events/cetaphil-2022/register to reserve slots and avail of exclusive perks on Cetaphil products and other promotions during #SkinAwarenessMonth. 


Every skin story deserves the best care—Skin Awareness Month 2022 is also packed with promos and other free on-ground activities for every type of skinthusiast. To learn more, follow @CetaphilPH on Instagram and Cetaphil Philippines on Facebook for more details. 


Cetaphil products are available in Mercury Drug, Watsons, and leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. You may also check out the official Cetaphil Philippines stores in LazadaLazada and Shopee


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Mommy Bloggers Philippines Mother’s Day Block Screening And Fundraising Event 2022

Who would have thought that after two years of being inside our homes because of the pandemic, we will have the courage to go out and see our friends with our loved ones face to face, to mingle and watch a movie together?

 

Our first movie date as a family

For this year’s Mother’s Day, Mommy Bloggers Philippines chose to celebrate this milestone of having the freedom (at least within the boundaries of the safety protocols) to see each other and watch a family movie with our kids.

 

with mommy Lani of Mommy Bloggers Philippines

Last May 7, 2022, at Cinema 1 Vertis North Ayala Malls 12PM, we had the opportunity to see one another with our kids and family members and watch Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie.  It turned out that it was the perfect movie to watch with the plot of the movie focused in one of the main character’s quest to be with her children (Wanda/Scarlet Witch) by means of using her evil superpowers and traveling to different universe. This quest entailed battles between forces of good and evil and eventually the mother’s love prevailed.

 

Present in the blockscreening event were cosplayers Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch and they hosted the trivia question segment wherein prizes were given to lucky attendees who were able to answer quickly.

 

Special thanks to all the sponsors of this event as it made the event a great success with all the moms bringing home these gifts, with the good memories of being friends and families, ready for next day’s Mother’s Day celebration.

 


Sponsors


PSAHelpline – Offers Online And Nationwide Delivery of PSA certificates

Chips Delight / Smileys / Sarap Pinoy / Egg Bites (
Galinco)

Cleene/ Rhea Generics / Baby Flo / MentoPas / Apollo Skincare  (Philusa Corporation
https://www.facebook.com/PhilusaCorporation)

Kids Stuff by
LifeOil  - Food Supplement Malunggay Concentrate in Mango Flavor

KleenSafe offers a wide range of cleaning, hygiene, and sanitation products

Qeeps Food Storage Bags
Endless Beauty by HBS

Tictac (Raffle Prizes)

Orange and Peach products for breastfeeding and child-rearing moms (Raffle Prizes)

Bloomglow PH (Raffle Prizes )

 

 

Proceeds of the event will be donated to GMA Kapuso Foundation  for Typhoon Agaton victims.

 

Present at the event were the following mommy blogger members of Mommy Bloggers Philippines

 

Lanie Lluch of TweenselMom and Mommy Bloggers Philippines
Bedalyn Aguas of MamiBedai

Mary Rose Castillo of MerryMommyMay

Jennelyn Ersando of MommyKulasa

Dianne Salonga of CurlyDianne
Berlin Domingo of MomiBerlin

Erica Redrico of EricaRedrico.com

Shalene Rivera of PurplePieces

Jinkee Umali of LiveLifeFullest
Gail Bufi of Momof4SC

Evelyn Marfa of NanayMoments

Sharon Joyce Valdez of AllAroundPinayMama

Daryll Villena of Deiville.com

Rayrose Camille Samson of ItsRayrose

Angelyn Demo of MommysMagLife

Sarah Estebar of MommySeyrahCady

Margaux hemady of WanderWomom

Nessly Hamoy of Tribobot.com

Tina Quines of Mrs.Cloverleaf

Janice Lim of MommyPlannerista
Meg Mortega of NocturnalMomTalks

Jessica Tinio of NanayJecka

Dane Relente of MisisNiAndres

 

Mommy Bloggers Philippines was established December 2013. This group was created to gather mothers who blog all over the Philippines but is also open for Filipino bloggers from the rest of the world.

As of 2022, there are already 600+ members within the community. Most of these members, though belonging to different blogger categories, are active in blogging and social media. This makes Mommy Bloggers Philippines one of the most active blogging communities in the country.

 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

SM PRIME leads with Green Buildings for Sustainable Cityscapes

Cities continue to shape the way we live our lives – from shifting to greener lifestyles choices to reducing overall carbon emissions to help save the planet. The successful shift to greener cityscapes begin with the construction of green buildings, providing smart innovations that work with the environment and promote the well-being of the people who use these spaces on a daily basis.

 

According to a study made by the US Green Building Council, green buildings can reduce carbon emissions by around 40% on average, water consumption by around 30% and waste generation by around 70%. Beyond the environmental benefits, green buildings also help meet social needs by enhancing spaces, protecting human health, empowering differently-abled members of the community to take active participation and ensuring access to basic services at reasonable rates. Economic benefits can be felt as well with green buildings commanding higher rent potentials, encouraging ‘greenovation’ and promoting cultural and recreational activities without harming the environment.

 

Committed to making every day living better, SM Prime has taken the lead in incorporating sustainability and resiliency in its designs, making each component work together as a fully-integrated city of the future.

 

“Constructing greener buildings provides holistic solutions not only reducing emissions but also promoting social well-being.” shares Hans T. Sy, SM Prime Holdings Chairman of the Executive Committee. “We see this in our developments which drives us to build greener and even retrofit our existing malls to meet green standards.”

 

Among SM’s developments, a number boast of receiving LEED Gold certification while others are in the process of certification such as the SM Baguio expansion, SM North EDSA BPO offices, SM Megamall Mega Tower and SM Retail Corporation, to name a few.

 

SM Aura

 

The iconic SM Aura at the Bonifacio Global City is a mixed-use development that incorporates retail, trade halls and a Grade A office tower. The LEED Gold Certified mall promotes resource efficiency, green mobility and green landscapes.

 

SM Aura Bicycle Racks

·         Green Mobility. Cycling is encouraged with accessible bicycle storage, cyclists’ shower rooms and convenient access to safe lanes to public transit.


SM Aura Premier Park

·         Green Landscapes. The SM Aura Premier Park covers over 55% of the building, uses recycled water and provides enough room for plants to grow while protecting the building and people from heat.

SM Aura LEED GOLD Certification

·         Resource Efficiency. SM Aura uses 16% less than conventional buildings through a high- performance building envelope that reduces solar heat while allowing sufficient sunlight. Through low flow water sensor and metering faucets, it also reduces 1/3rd of its potable water use. Only low emitting materials were used as paint, adhesive sealants and floor materials.

 

 

Conrad Manila

 

Known as a lifestyle center, Conrad Manila is LEED Gold Certified. The hotel is designed with a dramatically-formed angular structure that houses a stylish 347-room hotel, spa and function space while S Maison  is home to a swathe of smaller, more bespoke outlets for brands.

 

Bicycle racks at the Conrad Manila

 

·         Luxury Means Green Mobility. Boasting of high-end luxury experience, Conrad Manila remains environmentally friend by providing preferred parking slots for low emitting fuel efficient vehicles, car-sharing vehicles and special parking spaces and facilities for cyclists.

 

·         Eco-Friendly Materials. Locally manufactured and recycled materials and products were used whenever possible with more than 80% of the project’s construction waste recycled. Filtration systems maintain a minimum efficiency rating of 90% to eliminate airborne particulates.

 

Conrad Manila LEED Gold Certification

 

·         Resource Efficiency. Conrad Manila is designed to reduce energy around 12% less than American energy standards. Its water heating system recovers heat from the chiller condensers to produce hot water while its ventilation system recovers the coolness from the exhaust air, returning that into the building. The hotel is outfitted with occupancy sensors, tinted with low emissivity insulated glass to keep heat and noise out,

 

Going beyond the LEED Certification, SM Engineering and Design Development, the mall's design and construction arm has implemented these sustainable design strategies on the following projects:


 

SM Baguio Sky Garden

 

SM Baguio brings outdoor and indoor as one space optimizing natural lighting and ventilation with the Sky Garden. It has a green roof system as well as a provision for an underground water reservoir for storage and reuse of rainwater with a capacity of 4,389 cubic meters.

 

SM Seaside Cebu

 

SM Seaside Cebu mall goers can enjoy an extensive green area, center courtyard and roof garden. Constructed with low glass and utilizes EchoStop for noise management, the building is designed to maximize natural light and ventilation.

 

SM Lanang Sky Garden

 

SM Lanang Premier showcases lush greens, a roof garden and green pavers that encourage filtration and allow stormwater back to the underground soil. It is equipped with a rain water catchment system and a water reservoir with a 546-cubic meter capacity based on 425mm per hour rainfall intensity. It also has a materials recovery facility which receives, segregates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers.

 

SM Masinag Holding Tank

 

SM City Masinag helps communities avoid flood waters through its 15,033 cubic meter water catchment facility. It is designed with green screens to promote vertical plant growth and is constructed with Clerestory windows as a source of natural light.

 

SM North EDSA Solar Panels

 

SM North Edsa is one of the pioneers of the use of solar panels. It is also the first to have the Sky Garden and elevated parks.

 

The Mall of Asia

 

SM Mall of Asia is uniquely designed with a seawall to avert any damage from potential storm surges or seal level rise. Built on reclaimed land, it used an excavation method providing a greater degree of protection against liquefaction and seismic events. It is also elevated above the required building levels and is equipped with wave return and drainage channel to prevent flooding due to storm surges and high waves.

 

 

SM Marikina sits on 246 stilts and is built 20 meters beyond the compliance for safety zone. At 20.5 meters above natural ground level, it serves as a first responder and a place of refuge for the residents of Marikina during times of calamities.

 

SM Marikina on stilts

 

Today, real estate investors, both for business and personal use, have grown to prefer spaces that support sustainability agendas of the growing population. Pursuing green building standards support the public’s aspiration for more sustainable communities that are designed for environmental and social well-being. SM Prime believes that it is important for developers to work with communities on addressing climate change and achieving shared aspirations – a greener, more sustainable cityscape for all to enjoy.

 

“Creating a more sustainable way of life requires a sustainable backdrop that supports the shift. At SM Prime, our passion is to create one that is sustainable and resilient for the life we want for today and the future,” Mr. Sy said.

8 Cool Things to Do this Summer in Ortigas

 With all the hustle and bustle in the Metro, you need to chill out and experience an #AwSMBurstOfSummer with SM Megamall and The Podium! Here’s everything you need to check out this Summer time.


1. Preview of Mega Whale Shark 

The #AweSM3DWhaleShark was first spotted at the SM Megamall LED billboard last April 28, 2022. It is the first-ever 3D immersive experience in Manila and everyone can enjoy this sight daily at 7pm to 9pm every 15 minutes. Stay tuned for more awesome experience as this is just the first preview and we’ll give you more of the Mega Whale Shark soon!

Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/smmegamall/videos/786805132726449

#First3DPreview #OnlyAtMega





2. Mega Play Park 

Experience the #AweSMBurstOfSummer as SM Megamall brings you a fun and exciting experience at the Mega Play Park located at the Ground Floor, Mega Fashion Hall. The gigantic doll house, funnest games such as golf, table tennis and colorful photo spots, are perfect for the young ones and kids-at-heart. Enjoy this attraction until May 10, 2022.

#OnlyAtMega


3. Summer Coolers and Desserts- Until May 10

The Ultimate Summer Coolers and Desserts surrounding the colorful Mega Play Park are the best, delicious drinks and desserts to beat the summer heat: Yogorino, Serenitea, Gong Cha, Milksha, Tokyo Bubble Tea, The Alley, Cold Stone and Papermoon. 




4. Mega 5-Day Sale


It’s going to be a summer to remember as SM Megamall gives you the most awaited

Mega 5-day sale. Score lots of amazing deals and SMAC exclusive deals from

your favorite stores from May 11-15, 2022. #SafeMallingAtSM #Mega5DaySale






5. Pawsome Summer The Podium

Paws up at The Podium Paw Park! Enjoy two whole weekends of dog socializing and fun in PetMe’s activities and day care service. And shop special accessories and treats from Presidential Paws, BARF Philippines, Petenizer and more at our Pup-ups! Pawsome Summer happening this April 28-May 1 & May 6-8. Can’t wait to spend this pawsome summer with you!



6. The Podium Alfresco area ADB and Roofdeck

Spend a little more time with friends and family with a little city breeze at The Podium Alfresco. Dine Al fresco at the ground level at ADB or up at The Roofdeck Gardens. Reserve a table through your restaurant of choice or sit & scan the QR to place an order. 



7. The Food Lab and Culinarya Pampanga

Your favorite instagram food brands are making it to The Podium! The Food Lab brings together your instagram cravings in one spot. Order a variety of food and snacks from pop-ups of each of the instagrammable food brands in your feed. Stay tuned for more!


8. Work it, Mom!

It’s a workout party with mom this May! Get dancing, stretching, and boxing with The Podium boutique studios, and get your customized Nike fit for the occasion. Release those endorphins and have a great time with mom this May 15, sunday. 



So there you have it - a list of the coolest things to do this summer in Ortigas. Dine, shop and strike a pose at SM Megamall and The Podium! Follow @smmegamall and @thepodiummall for more. 


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Treat your Wonder WoMoms to an #AweSM day this Sunday

If there’s one thing that our #SuperMoms love about Mother’s Day, it’s spending quality time with the whole family. This Sunday, make the day extra special when you celebrate at SM Supermalls!



Got no idea what to do this weekend? Don’t worry because SM Supermalls’ got your back! Get awesome discounts on food, shopping, and pampering for your #SuperMoms at SM!


Cater to her cravings and give her a memorable feast

Treat mom to a scrumptious meal in the mall or at home because SM Supermalls has all the perfect deals for you. From May 1-8, there are a lot of SuperMoms Deals from the participating tenants to choose from! Just check out SM Deals for the full list of exciting deals and promo bundles.


Grab a sweet treat at the SuperMoms Fair

Short on gift ideas for the #SuperMoms on your list? The SuperMoms Fair has all the hearty treats that #SuperMoms will really love. SM tenants will be selling different cakes and flowers so you can indulge your moms, grandmas, titas, sisters, and all other momma figures out there this Mother’s day!





Take her to the cool SuperMom Photo Spots

Moms love looking at pictures and seeing family members with all their happy faces. Take her to the coolest photo spots at SM so she’ll have something to look at while remembering all the good memories you’ve made with her this Mother’s Day.


Give her a treatment fit for a queen

The queens of our household really deserve VIP treatment. Give her convenient and safe ways to get her celebration essentials at SM. There are dedicated exclusive sales, vouchers, and promotions, as well as discounts for advance reservations or online orders just for them!


Arrange a special day for furmoms and their pets

There are different types of moms and this includes furmoms, too! Indulge furmoms and their furbabies in a bonding treat like no other! Pawsome activities await them like the PAW Pageant where they can wear twinning outfits as well as paw-friendly games that both of them can join.


Dedicate some prayer time for the #SuperMoms

Motherhood is not only physically demanding; it can be spiritually demanding, too! So to celebrate this special day, SM Supermalls will be hosting a Mother’s Day Mass at the malls’ event centers or chapels which will also be live-streamed via Facebook. Moms pray for our wellbeing all year round, so this Sunday, make it your time say a prayer for thank you for our #SuperMoms.



“This day, we honor our wonderful SuperMoms who have been there for us all throughout our lives. Their unconditional love and hard work for the family are truly remarkable and incomparable. And as they look forward to celebrating this day with us, it’s our goal to make it even more special as we help you create more memories together here at SM in a safe and fun way,” said SM Supermalls President Steven Tan.


No think to overthink this.  Plan the best, most convenient, and safest Mother’s Day celebration for your SuperMoms this Sunday at your nearest SM Supermall! 


Find out more about the Mother’s Day celebration at SM and visit https://www.smsupermalls.com/super-moms-day-at-sm/?utm_source=media&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=SuperMomsDayatSM. For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com.


Monday, May 2, 2022

Teleperformance partners with UNICEF in support of child education and global disaster relief

Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and advanced related services, today announced a US$6 million global partnership with UNICEF to help strengthen education programmes for children in India and the Philippines, and to provide disaster relief around the world. This includes a US$500K donation to support UNICEF delivering life-saving support to children and their families caught up in the war in Ukraine.



The partnership, which will run for three years, comes at a time when the world is dealing with this escalating war, emerging from a global pandemic, and suffering extreme weather events that have hit communities, schools, and families around the world.


One of the first areas of support in the partnership is to UNICEF’s emergency response in Ukraine, where it is estimated a child becomes a refugee every second - 75,000 children every day. The partnership will also provide relief to those caught up in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette in the Philippines.


Additionally, support will be given to UNICEF’s education programmes in India and the Philippines, where Teleperformance has its largest operations, where many children are still missing out on their right to a quality, life- changing education.


“For many years, our people have volunteered as a force of good by giving back to the communities where we live and work and trying to make the world a better place for all. Now, we are very proud and humbled to join hands with UNICEF to do even more. Partnering with UNICEF extends our commitment to help meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families,” said Daniel Julien, Chairman and CEO, Teleperformance. “Teleperformance embraces supporting local communities and partnering with UNICEF helps further our mission to provide immediate survival aid in times of emergencies and to improve health and education for children through ongoing programs to help them flourish and reach their full potential.”


“At UNICEF we have always recognized the importance of working in partnership with the private sector to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing children. Never has that support been more vital. The war in Ukraine has created a child protection crisis. And with support from partners like Teleperformance we are trying to reach all those children in need of protection and safety with lifesaving supplies and services,” said Carla Haddad Mardini, Director of UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division in Geneva. “This partnership will also give more children in



India and the Philippines an opportunity to access quality, life changing education so they can reach their full potential,” she added.


The partnership will help fund educational programs that provide safe, child-friendly learning environments with water and sanitation facilities, train teachers, and provide school supplies to those in need. Overall, it will focus on making a positive difference to local communities, with an emphasis on initiatives that help protect vulnerable children and their families so they can survive and thrive.