#SuperAweSMKidsDay at SM Supermalls


Kids these days are always on their smartphones and gadgets – with less time to play and interact with other kids. As SM Supermalls marks the start of Kids’ Month, moms and dads are invited to take their youngsters out to indulge in fun-filled playtime experiences at the #SuperAweSMKidsDay happening on October 6 in 65 participating malls nationwide.



“To our super kids, we dedicate this day to you with everything you love to do at SM – play, shop, eat and win! Everything’s here for you so make sure to enjoy it with your moms, dads and the whole family,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing.

Here is a list of super activities at #SuperAweSMKidsDay:

1.    Play #AweSM. Give the kids the chance to interact with other kids by letting them play their best-loved arcade games, try different rides, or meet their favorite characters such as Shopkins, Paw Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and other surprise guests!

2.    Shop #AweSM. Another great alternative to playing on smartphones is playing with toys! Shop for toys, clothes and Halloween costumes at the SM Kids and Toy Kingdom booths. Also never miss The SM Store’s Babies and Kids Fest, where parents can score up to 50% OFF on various kiddie essentials this whole month of October.

3.    Eat #AweSM. Kids can take a break from staring at TV screens by indulging in kiddie-rific sugary treats such as cotton candies, ice creams, pizza from Greenwich, donuts from Krispy Kreme, and more!

4.    Win #AweSM. Put your kids’ camera skills to good use and have them capture family fun moments at SM. Share your experiences on www.smsupermalls.com for a chance to win P5,000 worth of SM gift certificates in the nationwide #AweSMKidsMonth promo this  October 6.

It was in May of this year when SM kicked off our #AweSM 60th anniversary celebration. From Mom-and-Me moments in May, DADventures in June to Grandparents’ Day in September, SM concludes its 6-month #AweSM festivities with fun-filled happenings this Kids’ Month – #SuperAweSMKidsDay, The SM Store’s Babies and Kids’ Fest, the #AweSM Pre-Holiday Sale, United Nations Day, and Halloween among others – in SM malls all over the country.

For more information about SM’s 60 #AweSM years, visit www.smsupermalls.com.

RCBC Encourages Consumers To Take Active Actions Towards Account Security

The account safety and security of every banking consumer will always be the priority of any financial institution. Nowadays, many banks are improving their systems and taking active measures to prevent threats of loss, breach, or fraud to their clients’ bank account.




One of the largest commercial banks in the country, RCBC has long been recognized to be a trusted banking partner of many Filipinos. As it continues to put its customers first, it takes action to educate everyone about how they can help safeguard their accounts.

As a Bank customer, here are some simple practices you can follow to keep the integrity of your account:

Inform your bank about changes in your personal information
Just like how you should change your bank PIN to avoid fraudulent activities, personal details such as contact numbers, email addresses, and home addresses must also be updated as it helps the bank in making sure that information is securely delivered only to you.

Be aware of who you are speaking to
Do not disclose any sensitive information to just anyone. Nowadays, scammers are going as far as posing like a regular employee from your certified bank. They might ask you to give card details in exchange of interesting promos and prizes. Know that RCBC will never ask for your password, PIN or security code on the phone or online. 

Regularly review transaction history
Know your finances and always keep yourself up-to-date about the current balance of your account. RCBC offers hassle-free online viewing of your statement of account, or eStatements, when you visit www.rcbconlinebanking.com and enroll your account. You may still opt to have a printed copy delivered to your mail address or picked up at your branch of account subject to corresponding monthly fees. 

Keep records of your banking activities 

All your transactions are recorded in your monthly Statement of Account. Make sure you regularly review this to ensure that transactions reflected there are actually your own. For transactions done over the bank counter, it helps to secure a machine validated slip of your exchange with the bank before leaving the branch premises.

If you have a passbook, do not forget to bring it with you and have it updated to help manage your finances. You must also take the transaction receipts every time you go to the ATM to keep track of your daily cash withdrawals. For online transactions, make it a habit to check the confirmation emails that you will receive.

Along with these useful tips, RCBC wants to assure its banking clients that they are using advanced security technology and are putting quality systems and processes in place to help defend accounts from online and offline threats by issuing a One-Time-Password (OTP) sent to the client’s mobile number for online transactions.

The bank continues to empower Filipinos with innovative financial products and services that safeguard the trust that consumers have placed upon them.

Star Cruises Releases An “SSV Flash Sale” For One Week, Exclusive For Superstar Virgo Holiday Concept Cruises!

Holidaymakers were in for a festive treat, with SuperStar Virgo, the flagship of Star Cruises announcing her return to well-loved Manila homeport in December with holiday concept cruises. With enticing family-friendly offers, Filipinos found more reasons to take their vacations and parties aboard with spectacular line-up of theme cruises on SuperStar Virgo and 5-night journeys to the sandy beaches in Southern China, as well as idyllic destinations in Vietnam, Palawan, and Kota Kinabalu.




And as added surprise treat, Star Cruises drops a week-long “SSV Flash Sale”, bringing back ever-popular promotions for seniors and families on standard promotional rates exclusive for September 28 to October 4, 2018 bookings only!

For as low as USD 686 per paying pax, Filipino travellers can choose to bring along senior members of the family, aged 50 and up, as 2nd guest per cabin to be able to avail of the promo “Seniors Cruise Free”. As another option for bigger families and same starting rate for paying pax, guests can avail of “3rd/4th Guest Free” which are applicable to guests of any age.

Make merry and memorable your family celebrations on the high seas, as there is no better time to treat yourself and the family with the ultimate gift of a magical Christmas and New Year’s festive cruises with SuperStar Virgo!

Booking for the promotion can be through any local travel agency or by visiting www.starcruises.com. For inquiries, call (02) 836 6080 for more information.

Koolfever Introduces Kristine Hermosa And Son Vin As Brand Ambassadors


Kristine Hermosa and son Vin are the newest ambassadors of KOOLFEVER’s best-selling fever relief pads. Following the launch of their commercial, the actress graced an exclusive event and talked about the challenges of caring for children when they are unwell. Speaking from personal experience, the young mom relayed how KOOLFEVER’s gentle cooling gel sheets help alleviate her worries by providing her kids, especially one-year-old Vin, with quick and effective relief from fevers.  

Celebrity mom Kristine Hermosa and son Vin for KOOLFEVER




“Vin can’t sleep when he has a fever. It’s hard to see him restless and uncomfortable, that’s why I’m grateful for KOOLFEVER. It’s easy to use and it helps bring down his temperature so he can feel better in no time,” Kristine says. “I’ve always trusted KOOLFEVER to help relieve my kids of their fever. It is a must have for me in my first aid kit.” 

There’s a KOOLFEVER for everyone. The best-selling fever relief pads from Japan come
in different variants, suitable for different ages.



Each KOOLFEVER pad has a soft, bouncy gel made of 80% moisture that absorbs and disperses heat from the body. It’s formulated to sustain the cooling effect for up to four hours, and its texture ensures it stays in place even if your baby moves around while he sleeps. It is an effective alternative to a sponge bath, which helps provide relief from fever discomfort. Moreover, the gel has no coloring or fragrance, so it’s guaranteed to be gentle on your baby’s sensitive skin.  


Made by Kobayashi Pharmaceutical in Japan, KOOLFEVER comes in four (4) variants: KOOLFEVER Baby, for infants up to 2 years old; KOOLFEVER Child, for those between two and 12 years old; KOOLFEVER Adult, and KOOLFEVER EXTRACOOL for adults. All variants are available in leading supermarkets and Mercury Drugstore outlets nationwide. 

Basta Fever, KOOLFEVER.
 


Durex Launches Campaign To Curb Rising HIV Cases In The Country

Globally, the incidence of new transmissions of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has slowed down. In the Philippines, however, official data from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) show that there has been a 174 percent increase in HIV cases since 2010.

“There is an urgent and pressing need to curb the infection. While the rest of the world has decreasing rates, we are going the opposite way. This is something that is very alarming,” said Karol Canlas, Brand Manager of Durex Philippines.

With its rising HIV numbers, the Philippines is of special interest to Durex. The world’s leading condom brand launched its Always Come Prepared campaign that amplifies the message of protecting one’s self from the threat of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs).



The campaign, which uses a quirky visual of a toy soldier using a condom as a parachute, wants to bring the conversation of the HIV threat into a more understandable level and easy to digest way for the general public, particularly the young adults.

The numbers tell a grim picture of the situation in the country—an estimated 12,000 new cases reported in 2017, with an estimated 61,000 to 76,000 Filipinos living with HIV.

“Contrary to the global rate of new HIV cases, which has been decreasing by 18 percent, the Philippines sings a different tune. There is a need to ring the alarm bells, to bring the conversation of HIV to more Filipinos in a more understandable way,” said Dr. Louie Ocampo, Country Director of UNAIDS in the Philippines.

The Always Come Prepared campaign will also banner the trio of Boys Night Out – Sam YG, Toni Tony, and Slick Rick as campaign advocates, HIV-testing advocacy group Love Yourself, and UNAIDS.

Despite the alarming numbers, condom use is still relatively low in the Philippines. Condoms are still the only known effective method of preventing the transmission of HIV and other STDs aside from abstaining.