Get ready to shop at National Book Store’s Grand Back to School Fair


National Book Store invites you to complete your back to school shopping at their Grand Back to School Fair, happening from May 25 to 27, 2018 at the TriNoma Activity Center and from June 1 to 3, 2018 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Everything you need for back to school will be available at this event.



Shop for the supplies and accessories you need for back to school, enjoy great deals and special offers, and join the activities and get cool freebies from our partner booths.

You can get a free tote bag for every P1,000 worth of purchase, or get a drawstring bag for P99 for every P300 worth of purchase, or get a lunch bag for P75 for every P500 worth of purchase of participating items.

For quick, easy, and convenient shopping, you can get the Grab & Go packs, starting at P145. There are also Backpacks to School, conveniently filled with the essentials every young learner needs like brown envelopes, notebooks, pens, pencils, and more. Two kinds are available: one for Grades 1 to 3, available for P329, and one for Grades 4 to 6, available for P399.

More great finds await! Registration starts at 10:00 am and continues throughout the day. Admission is free.

This event is made possible thanks to the participating brands: Adventurer, Avenue Mandarine, ban.do, Blackwing, Bic, Canon, Chameleon, Crayola, Crocodile Creek, Croco Tape, Deli, Disney, Dymo, Eeboo, Fabriano, Heidi Swapp, IFEX, kikki.K, Les Skewies, Leuchtturm1917, Marvy Uchida, Modico, Mongol, Online, Ooly, PanPastel, Papermate, Paper One, Pilot, Post-it, Rotring, Sakura, Sennelier, Sheaffer, Stabilo, Titus, Tombow, T-Pencil, Uni, Veco, Westcott, Winsor & Newton, Zig, and ZipIt.

Share your back to school hauls with the hashtag #BacktoSchoolwithNBS. Connect with National Book Store on social media - @nationalbookstore on Instagram, and @nbsalert on Facebook, Twitter, Viber, and YouTube. They may also be contacted through their delivery hotline 8888-627, or online at www.nationalbookstore.com.

New kiddie meal toy set lets kids race with Jollibee and Friends

This May, kids can have plenty of fun and an exhilarating playtime with their friends as they imagine being racers. Kids can speed around with Jollibee and Friends riding their Jolly Racers which come with every Jollibee Kiddie Meal.

The Jolly Racers feature Jollibee, Hetty, Popo, Twirlie, and Yum behind the wheel of their colorful race cars.






After designing their Jolly Racers with stickers, the kids can launch them into imaginary race tracks. They can also collect the entire fleet of race cars, connect them together, and launch all of them at once by pressing just one button.

Build your kid’s fleet of Jolly Racers with every purchase of a Jolly Kiddie Meal: Yum Burger Meal at P94, Jolly Spaghetti Meal at P99 or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal at P125, each with its own Jolly Joy Box.  

Hurry, complete the entire Jolly Racers toy set, available until May 31. Head over to your nearest Jollibee branch and be sure to collect and connect all five race cars for exciting adventures!

How To Keep An Eye On Your Bank Account

Recently, a number of netizens shared on Facebook their disappointment after experiencing suspicious bank account withdrawals and purchases done without their knowledge. With compromised cards and data breaches becoming widespread, there is no denying that ATM fraud is advancing and is slowly becoming one of the top worries of consumers. Being in control of your account is necessary to obtain peace of mind amidst the increasing threats against bank security. 

How do you arm yourself against this kind of fraud?

Check ATM installations before every transaction. The most common form of skimming occurs when you use an ATM machine and don't realize that an ATM card skimming device is already installed. This device will “skim” or capture your card details and, along with your PIN that was captured by a tiny hidden camera installed near the PIN pad, will be used to produce a counterfeit ATM card to withdraw your money. Shake the card slot to ensure that there are no foreign objects attached to it. It is also advisable to check the PIN pad if it is suspiciously overlayed or if there are any hidden cameras under the pad cover.



Monitor your account regularly. Regularly check your account balance and transaction history. Review your account statements promptly and report any discrepancies or suspicious transactions, such as deposits and withdrawals made that you are not aware of, to the bank immediately. 

Use online banking. Enroll your account to the Internet banking facility or download the mobile app of your bank. This will help you quickly access and check your transaction history to identify unusual movements in your account.

Subscribe to bank transaction alerts. With these alerts you will be notified via SMS on deposits, withdrawals, fund transfers, payments and other bank transactions made on your account. You will, therefore, know immediately once there are unauthorized transactions or if your account has been compromised.  This will allow you to report to your bank and provide details much sooner.

Lock your ATM card. PSBank has an ATM Lock feature for its clients who have accounts linked to a PSBank Debit, Prepaid, and Flexi ATM card. The PSBank ATM Lock is an additional tool to ensure your accounts’ safety. It empowers you by giving you an added layer of security and protection against unauthorized use of your ATM card, arising from ATM loss, theft, skimming, and other forms of electronic fraud.  All you need to do is activate the ATM Lock feature through PSBank Online or PSBank Mobile app. With your ATM card locked, it may not be used for any ATM, point-of-sale, or online transactions that require the card number.  Your ATM card, therefore, becomes useless should it fall into the wrong hands.

“Nobody wants to find their hard-earned money suddenly stolen away by criminals. Although PSBank has put in place several security measures to protect its customers, clients who keep a close eye on their accounts and secure banking habits can go a long way in helping protect their investments,” PSBank First Vice President and Information Security Head Dan Duplito said.

Capture and print Mother’s Day moments with Original HP Ink

Behind every successful individual is a super woman who gives endless love and support in every step of the way. Now, it’s time to turn things around and put the spotlight on these special women who have been in our lives since day one – our personal heroes and the light of our lives, our mothers.

This Mother’s Day, there’s no better way to show your affection and appreciation to the number one woman in your life than with the gift of long-lasting memories printed on paper with original HP inks. More than the usual flower bouquets and box of chocolates, a gift with your personal touch warms a mother’s heart.  


 And with HP printer and original inks, you can print copies of the beautiful memories you want to relive and use them in creating a personalized calendar, making a photo album, or designing a greeting card to amaze your mother. 

The beauty of using original HP inks lie in its cartridges that are made from hours of testing and years in engineering to provide you with only the best printing experiences. These original inks work consistently with HP printers to give you better quality printouts which you can share with loved ones. It is also the best choice for the environment as it is designed with recyclable content for less waste. 

So, spread the love and share precious memories when you reinvent Mother’s Day with original HP Inks. Buy one at any authorized resellers nationwide or visit http://www8.hp.com/ph/en/cartridge/ink.html for more information.

Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp Offers Fun And Learning Experiences


Kids are in for one of the best fun and learning experiences this summer as Jollibee welcomes them to the best summer activity – the Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp, happening until May 31, 2018.

Through the six-day camp, kids aged 4-12 years old can learn the important values andkey roles of a Jollibee Manager such as hard work, leadership, and responsibility through various fun and engaging learning activities.

Wearing their Jollibee Mini Managers uniform, complete with nameplates, the kid managerswill greet customers as they enter the store, work behind the counter to take orders,and hand out take-out bags via the Drive-Thru windowto discover and experience first-hand Jollibee’s values, the Alagang Jollibee service heritage, and learn the store’s best practices. They will also engage in arts and crafts, Yumburger making, ice-cream making, fun games,and dancing, all while interacting with other kids and meeting new friends.



“We at Jollibee believe that even at a young age, kids need to develop a sense of discipline, hard work, and responsibility in a fun learning environment, to become future leaders and managers. These are the values and lessons we want our Mini Managers to learn and experience as these will be pivotal in their growth, said Charisse Sumulong, Jollibee senior brand manager and head for Channels and Kids Marketing, “That is why the Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp is the best summer activity for Jolly Kids as it provides a fun and engaging atmosphere for kids to enjoy their vacation.”

For only P650, parents and guardians can enroll the kids to the Mini Managers Camp at any participating Jollibee store nationwide. Non-JKC members are also welcome to enroll. Participants will get a Mini Managers Camp workshop kit that includes a set of Mini Managers uniform and name plate, activity materials and a camp bag, snacks for the six days of the program.

The Jollibee Kids Club Mini Managers Camp is already accepting participants to the best summer workshop so, hurry, and sign up your aspiring Mini Managers today! Visit your nearest Jollibee store or follow /JollibeePhilippines on Facebook for more details.

FWD Life Philippines Launches Community Care Partnership With Special Olympics Philippines


Pan-Asian insurer FWD Life Insurance believes there is a champion in all of us and that anybody can make a difference no matter the challenges they face. In line with this belief, the most exciting insurance brand in the country today launched its global partnership with the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.




“Through this partnership, FWD aims to champion the dreams of young people with intellectual disabilities by creating an inclusive environment that provide equal opportunities,” said FWD Life Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes. “FWD supports the vision of Special Olympics: using the power of sports to let people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities. Through this partnership, we are excited to bring to life our Community Care vision—to empower people to live fulfilled lives.”

FWD and Special Olympics Philippines celebrated the beginning of the partnership with a bowling friendship match participated by athletes from both organizations as well as members of the media, held on April 23, 2018 at The Palms Country Club in Muntinlupa City. Asia-based FWD Group, which launched their region-wide support to Special Olympics in Hong Kong in February, is donating US$ 1.25 billion across the markets where it operates: Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan.

15% of the world lives with a disability1. Of these, more than 200 million2 have an intellectual disability making them one of the world’s biggest disability groups and one of the most underserved populations. People with intellectual disability face enormous attitudinal, structural, and logistical barriers to obtaining healthcare and getting a job. These compounding factors mean that many struggle with poverty and have significantly shorter lifespans than the general population.

Encouraging inclusion through sports

“FWD Life Philippines has always been keen about addressing the needs of people across different lifestyles by teaching them and equipping them to live life to the fullest," FWD Life Philippines Head of Marketing and Community Care Lead Roche Vandenberghe noted. "Through the partnership with the Special Olympics, FWD hopes to change how society perceives people with intellectual disabilities, that despite their condition, they can make valuable contributions to society and should be given opportunities to do so," she added.

Kaye Samson, Special Olympics Philippines National Director, said, “We are delighted to welcome FWD to the Special Olympics family. This new partnership with FWD in the Philippines will make a difference to the lives of our athletes and young people. Together, we will collaborate to create a unified generation—people with and without intellectual disabilities working together for an inclusive society, where respect, tolerance, and human equality prevail.”

FWD to support Special Olympics’ Unified Schools and Athlete Leadership programs

To fulfill their dream of an inclusive environment with equal opportunities for people with disabilities, FWD, through its Community Care program, will support two (2) Special Olympics programs—the Unified Schools and Athlete Leadership programs.


For the Unified Schools program, FWD will partner with Special Olympics in engaging thousands of young people in workshops and unified activities to educate them about people with intellectual disabilities and train them to develop ways to create social change. FWD also plans to invite schools and communities to various sports and non-sports activities involving Special Olympics athletes, to celebrate acceptance and inclusion.

On the other hand, for the Athlete Leadership program, hundreds of athletes with intellectual disabilities will undergo training to be empowered, develop leadership skills, utilize their abilities to undertake leadership roles in the Special Olympics movement, and create inclusive communities all over the world. These activities will be done under the umbrella of FWD’s 2020 Community Care program whose goal is to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities in Asia by promoting inclusion through rehabilitation and vocational training and generate positive change for the disabled, their families, and their communities.

“Stop the ridicule, choose to include.”

During the FWD-Special Olympics Philippines partnership launch, FWD Life Philippines also launched its support for the campaign to end "the R-Word." During the event, guests and participants of the bowling match pledged to stop using the R-Word, which is short for the word "retarded," considered exclusive, offensive, and derogatory. The said R-Word aims to drive people to stop saying the R-word and other similar words as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for a more inclusive society.