Metro Manila Shake Drill on July 30, 2015 Lead by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

Disaster Preparedness
Safety Information
Philippine Government Agencies

Metro Manila Shake Drill is a metro-wide Earthquake Drill happening on July 30, 10:30 AM, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), with multi-sector cooperation from schools, business, government agencies, and religious organizations. This will increase the metro’s chances of better recovery and implementation of contingencies in the event of earthquakes.
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Use hashtag #mmshakedrill (twitter and facebook) when sharing your preparations and experiences

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The Seed Montessori School (TSMS) in Quezon City

Parenting
Philippine Education

From my previous topics about parenting and Philippine Education, I almost divert my blogs purely from those that are not connected with my personal journeys. Although I’ve written a bunch of stories about our child’s growing up years (you know well when a parent gets overjoyed with milestones they chronicle pieces of it) to the point I already get the hang of it and pacify any personal stories. Whilst once in while I received inquiries from parents to give feedback and reviews for The Seed Montessori School (TSMS), mostly came from emails and parenting forums.

To cut the story short, from way back 2013 I was in search for schools for my incoming first Grade child. The factors I considered are the following:

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How to apply for UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test) Online?

Philippine Education
UPCAT Online Application
Parenting
Philippine K-12 Curriculum
K-12 Curriculum

Visit the UPCAT Online Application website (https://upcatonline.up.edu.ph/) and browse through the eligibility,documentary and procedural requirements. You may also fill out your application online through the website.

You may also visit the Office of the Admissions website (http://upcat.edu.ph/). Click the UPCAT General Information tab at the header. The tab will redirect you to the General Information section of the UPCAT Online Application website.

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UPCAT application now online (2015), first time for UP Education System

Philippine Education
UPCAT Online Application
Parenting
Philippine K-12 Curriculum
K-12 Curriculum

How to apply for UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test) Online?

Students, parents and educators are still confuse on the implementation of K-12 Curriculum for SY 2016-2017. What’s the status of students in Grade 10? Will they be allowed to take college entrance examination? Or only those that are considered under accelerated program as to initial report these students are the first implementors of K-12 Curriculum. Whichever, UP education system has recently endorsed UPCAT Online Application starting this 2015.
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An excerpt of University of the Philippines System Website /University of the Philippines System Information Office (UPSIO)

Good news for students interested in taking the UPCAT in August of this year: You can now file your application online! For the first time in UP’s history, the eligibility, documentary and procedural requirements of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test are now available via The UPCAT Online Application website (https://upcatonline.up.edu.ph/).

The online application is part of the efforts of the national university to make the UPCAT application more accessible and convenient for today’s younger generation – who are digital natives more adept at using the internet and social media in pursuit of their passions and interests, including their educational and social growth.


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Entrepreneurship
Blogging Community
Make Money Online
Mompreneur
Internet Marketing
Social Media Philippines

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PBB 737 Controversy: Alleged Failure to Protect the Welfare and Development of Minor “Housemates” in “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) 737″ and Other Concerns about Self-Regulation.


Parenting
Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)
PBB 737 Controversy

I never let children in the house to get hooked on local TV shows (the dreaded serial TV novelization we call “padrama-drama”) what more can reality TV can offer when everything broadcast is not real, irrelevant at all. So much as how we hated Pinoy Big Brother to abused young adults to lure the audience with teen drama and spectacle. When they were in search for bloggers who can share MTRCB’s official decision, I did not hesitate to join the bandwagon of the so called showbiz police.

Here’s MTRCB Press Release, heads up to the youngsters — please watch relevant programs instead.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MTRCB IMPOSES STRICT MEASURES OVER PBB 737 TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF MINOR HOUSEMATES

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) imposed strict measures and closer collaboration with ABS-CBN Corp. and SkyCable Corporation as a result of the mandatory conference held Thursday. The conference meant to address various issues and concerns regarding the protection of the welfare and development of minor “housemates” in the television program “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) 737” (and as regards other concerns about self-regulation).
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Be a Hands-On Parent while Earning Through the H.O.P.E. Summit

Parenting
Parenting Summit
Entrepreneurship

MANILA, Philippines – July 9, 2015 – Bestselling author and inspirational speaker Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is organizing a parenting event dubbed as Hands-On Parents while Earning or H.O.P.E. Summit on August 8, 2015. It will be from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the AVR of PLDT TelTech Building, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. This whole day workshop on hands-on parenting and working smart in the new millennium seeks to inspire and teach parents how to marry hands-on parenting with earning for the family.
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The Craft Box Party
September 19-20, 2015
Pergola Mall, BF Homes, Paranaque City

Entrepreneurship
DIY
Parenting

Back in high school we have this elective subject (and I’m sure you had those creepy times too!) I would end up with Arts and crafts (for the record I chose the moderator who gives praises…ehem! more often but stricter in a sense they convinced me they’re good enough.) Most of the girls joined the nail polish/hair perming/brow threading thing and some of course the baking thing (which is now coined as part of “culinary”). If only they knew I’m not fond of merthiolate tinted nails neither washing the aftermath of baking. So together with the other geeks we are in our own little space of toying with arts and crafts. Until now, that fondness grew into gathering Do-It-Yourself as possibly whenever there’s a calling. Lucky are the crafters of today, we have accessed on ideas/materials over the internet (YouTube, instagram, etsy, pinterest, etc.) all they need to know and to have is some patience and not so extra skill… everything can be learned thru online tutorials unless otherwise you are people-oriented and you wanted somebody to assist you, guide you, and bluff with you. So there are workshops to begin with, I have found one where you can ignite your tinkering abilities. :)
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