Nickelodeon Celebrates National Day With The Debut Of A Made-In-Singapore Animated Comedy Series Sharkdog Today

Nickelodeon Celebrates National Day With The Debut Of A Made-In-Singapore Animated Comedy Series Sharkdog Today

Nickelodeon Asia celebrates Singapore’s National Day with the debut of the brand new series Sharkdog, Nickelodeon’s first animated short-form series from Asia, out of Singapore. Premiering on the Nickelodeon Play app today, Sharkdog is a 20 x 90-second animated series, with each episode that will be released progressively through the platform this month.

The Singaporean first-time creator is Ms Jacinth Tan, a Singaporean storyboard artist with the multi-award-winning CG animation studio, One Animation. The series is produced in collaboration with One Animation, who worked closely with both the Nickelodeon International and Asia teams.
Sharkdog is the first animated series from Asia to come out of the 2015 edition of the annual Nickelodeon’s Global Animated Shorts Programme, designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids. Besides Sharkdog, a further 21 pitches were chosen out of 850 pitches and developed into animated shorts, with the potential to air on the network, or live on the Nickelodeon Play App. 
The story follows Max who thinks he has found his new best friend when he adopts Sharkdog – half shark, half dog, all appetite. But can Sharkdog suppress his ravenous urges and, just this once, not eat Max’s homework? Max is desperate to be a superhero – he’s got the super side kick but now just needs to figure out the hero part.
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About Nickelodeon International:
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. 

Monsanto Fund and Human Nature Scholars Graduate From Gawad Kalinga’s SEED Program

It was a highly emotional graduation ceremony as the scholars of Monsanto and Human Nature received their diploma marking the end of their two-year course at Gawad Kalinga’s School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (GK-SEED). The scholars have definitely grown very close not only to each other but also to their mentors as evidenced by the exchange of warm messages accompanied by heartfelt tears indicating a mixture of joy, excitement and sadness as their two-year live-in training ends.
All smiles from the graduates of Monsanto, Human Nature and Gawad Kalinga as they receive their certificates of completion to this year’s GK-SEED program

The GK-SEED was launched in 2014 to provide an education-based solution to rural development. It is the country’s first school for social entrepreneurship for the poor which prepares students to create social enterprises with a vision to develop rural areas through rural job and wealth creation. During the two-year program, students take a variety of courses that focus on character development, enterprise management, communications, business math, and agriculture.
The school is also a pilot program that will be replicated to provide quality education to thousands in communities across the Philippines. It aims to raise the next generation of agri-entrepreneurs.
“It is the first school to be training people from the bottom of the pyramid, specifically the young to actually learn business. We teach them to become employers and leaders,” said Mark Lawrence Cruz, Director of GK-SEED Philippines. “Our vision for them is to lead their communities out of poverty.” Cruz underscored that the scholars will not only end poverty for themselves but also for their families, their communities, and our country.
Meantime, Corporate Affairs Lead Charina Ocampo said that “we are humbled and honored to have been given the opportunity to help children from farming families achieve their dreams. We are excited that through GK-SEED, they are now equipped to realize their fullest potential and can help alleviate the lives of not only of their families but also of the other members of their communities.
Monsanto also helped build a two-storey dormitory inside the GK-SEED campus to provide a place for scholars to stay during their two-year course. These scholars come from various parts of the country and as far as the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

URC Supports RES Brigada Eskwela Reading Haven

Pupils and faculty members of Rosario Elementary School (RES) welcomed school year 2018-2019 with a big smile as they held classes in rooms repainted by Universal Robina Corporation (URC).

URC, a snack manufacturing company with a deep commitment to help develop local communities, restructured and repainted four classrooms of the Pasig-based elementary school that is home to 3,469 pupils and 130 faculty and staff.

Universal Robina Corporation (URC) employees along with faculty members of Rosario Elementary School (RES), in Pasig City, share their smiles for the camera after a fulfilling day of classroom refurbishing.

“The four newly painted classrooms, called Reading Havens, will be the venues for our reading program that will be launched this S.Y. 2018-2019,” said RES Principal Josephine Macawile. “Our students recently took the Philippine Reading Inventory test. The results showed that 57% of RES pupils need to improvement on their reading comprehension. We hope to eradicate this through the said reading program.” 

Prior to the repainting of classrooms, URC also held a project among its employees, which intended to collect recyclable items that were then sold to further fund the program.

The company behind well-known brands like C2, Great Taste, Jack ‘n Jill Chippy, Piattos, Maxx and Cloud 9 also provided school supplies to the students whose families have been affected by a recent fire incident.

To learn more about the company and its sustainability programs, visit its website at

Enter now for a chance to be part of YouTube NextUp Manila’s class of 2018!

YouTube announces the launch of its NextUp contest in the Philippines to turbocharge the careers of local up-and-coming YouTube creators. Since its launch in 2011, NextUp has helped over 500 creators in more than 13 countries take their channels to the next level, giving them skills, mentorship, and a network to help them create compelling content. This year, YouTube NextUp is looking for creative and inspiring creators who will join a week-long creator camp at the next YouTube Pop-up Space Manila from September 7 to September 12 where they will learn production techniques from NextUp alumni and work closely with top YouTube creators.

So who’s NextUp? YouTube is looking for passionate and motivated YouTube creators who are ready to create powerful stories with better production skills; those who are seeking mentorship from production and channel development experts, and eager participants looking for an opportunity to collaborate with talented creators and be a part of the global NextUp community.

If you are selected to join the NextUp Manila’s class of 2018, you are eligible to receive:

  • Ongoing strategic account management by the YouTube Creator and Artist Development team
  • One-week Creator Camp at YouTube Pop-Up Space
  • $1,000 USD production voucher
  • Mentorship by Alumni / Top Creators

To enter the contest and see full details, go to to fill out the application form. To be eligible for NextUp Manila, your channel must be in good standing with 10,000 to 100,000 subscribers. The channels will also be selected on the basis of their potential for improvement, capacity for attracting audiences, and alignment with YouTube’s core values. The deadline for submitting the application form is August 3, 2018.

NextUp’s launch in the Philippines further boosts opportunities for a growing community of Filipino creators. Last year, the Philippines saw a 50 percent growth in hours of content uploaded to YouTube. The number of Gold Creator Award channels also almost doubled, with more than 15 Gold Creator Award channels in 2018.

“We’re bringing NextUp to the Philippines to support Filipino creators, who are among the most creative and inspiring in the world. We want to help them bring their YouTube careers to the next level by exposing them to meaningful learning experiences,” said Gabby Roxas, Google Philippines Country Marketing Manager. “We are also giving Filipino creators the opportunity to inspire and learn from other creators around the world who share their passion for creating great online content.”

For inquiries on YouTube NextUp Manila, visit or send an email to

HP rewards parents with P300 off on DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135

HP is rewarding parents who go all out in helping unleash their child’s creativity and makingthem shine in school every day. Customers get a P300 discount when they purchase the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135 at participating retail outlets and dealers nationwide.

The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage can produce vibrant and quality photos and documents that can showcase kids’ creativity and make their artworks and school projects stand out.

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The world’s most compact and lightweight all-in-one printer, the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage can fit in any space in the house as easily as it can perform multiple tasks, such as scanning, copying, and printing.

Aside from saving home space with the small yet totally reliable HP DeskJet Ink Advantage, the family can also save on printing costs when they use HP’s lowest-priced original HP ink cartridges.

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Hurry, get the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135 today to avail of the P300 discount and get started in making your child’s creativity shine in school! Promo runs until July 31, 2018. Visit or see posters and print ads for more details.