Grade School Student Council Officer Standees

Last April, the Grade School Student Council (SC) officers had a photo shoot in school for an SC project for the current school year, 2017-2018. It turned out that the SC officers would have their own standees on the school campus.

On August 8, I was in school early to fetch my son when I spotted his and his classmate friend’s standee near the SC office. Being in the right place at the right time allowed me to take a snap of what would be one of my son’s exciting grade school memories.

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ELRO’s Bold and Edgy Collection for the Rainy Season

Rainy days and stormy days are here again! There’s no denying that! And what better way to keep safe, dry and comfortable during the rainy season than to stay home and snuggle. And while the promise of rain brings hope to many, it also gets us down sometimes. How to get rid of the negative vibes? Kick away those rainy day blues with ELRO’s Bold and Edgy collection, two different styles that will surely lift your spirits. You can pair your comfy outfit with some metallic footwear for a bold and glam look or go for edgy and funky prints with Aztec-inspired footwear.

Ipanema Glam, Php1,095

Ipanema Glam comes in six different colors. For a bolder statement, you can try Ipanema Glam in Gold, Black and Silver, but for a subdued sweet glam look, you can go for Rose Pink, Lilac and Metallic Green. This style available at SM Department Stores, Shoe Salon, Landmark Stores and selected Bambu and Ipanema Stores nationwide.

Ipanema Fashion Fem, Php1,095

Exuding a more edgy vibe is Ipanema’s Fashion Fem available in Red, Pink, Green, Violet and Blue. Inspired by ethnic prints, its colorful design will make your feet happy this rainy season.

Grendha Acai and Rivera II, Php1,295

Available in four vibrant colors, Grendha Acai adds the right pop to your overall look. Enjoy it strolling in the park or feeling the sand on your feet at the shore. Another perfect pair from Grendha is the Rivera II with its unique strap style that will surely catch everyone’s attention.

Zaxy Glam Hugtec, Php 1,495

Experience comfort at its finest as you pair Zaxy Glam Hugtec with your favorite jeans, skirt or dress. Available in two colors, tan and black, it’s perfect for any look!

Rider Ink Ad,Php995

How to ride with the flow? This rainy season, be comfortable and active in style with the bold and trendy prints of Rider Ink Ad.

Gola Orchid Metallic White (Php2,495) and Gola Coaster Metallic Gold (Php1,795)

Want to stand out from the crowd? Gola Metallic Collection is exactly what you need to outshine everyone. Wear Gola Orchid Metallic White with your favorite jeans and leather jacket for that bold and edgy look or wear it down with your casual dainty dress. The Gola Coaster Metallic Gold is a two-toned shoes that you can take from work to a weekend party.

And here’s more good news! It’s raining discounts, discounts and more discounts from ELRO’s Shoe Holiday Rainy Escapade! Get 20% discount on new collection and regular items or get 30% off when you purchase two or more regular priced items on all stores nationwide. Also, if you buy any two pairs at these participating stores (SM MOA, Sports Central SM Manila, Bambu Highstreet, Bambu Gateway, Bambu Nuvali, Shoe Salon Glorietta, Shoe Salon Trinoma, Shoe Salon Mall of Asia and Shoe Salon Magnolia), you’ll get a chance to win an overnight stay at Shangri-la Hotel at The Fort for two. So what are you waiting for?

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Class Spirit of the Year Award, Grade 5-A, SY 2016-2017

Finally, my son’s class last year, Grade 5-A, received the much-coveted Class Spirit of the Year Award (CSYA)!

Photo credit: Ay-Ay Salgado-Tanalgo

According to the LSGH Pupils’ Handbook, the CSYA is “a special citation given to the section that has demonstrated its outstanding support to the major activities of the Grade School Student Council. This includes the newspaper (R34T) drive, Christmas Drive (Pamaskong Pambalot), Cleanliness Drive, Class Conduct, Intramurals, Interclass Contest, LRC Book Borrowers, and Penmanship contests. This award highlights and affirms the solidarity and unity of the whole section, a value espoused by Lasallian schools all over the country.”

The victorious boys of Grade 5-A with their homeroom adviser, Ms. Dash

The CSYA was given to the whole class during the LSGH Undergraduates’ Recognition Day last July. Their class has been vying for this award since Grade 4 but they only came in a close second that year. Last year, though, the parents and students of Grade 5-A, exerted all efforts to finally clinch the award. And they did it, under the loving guidance of their homeroom adviser, Ms. Ma. Dachelle C. Acierto a.k.a. Ms. Dash.

The class was given a gold plaque that lists the names of all the members of the class, as well as that of their homeroom adviser. The plaque would be permanently hung on LSGH walls.

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Natural Ways to De-stress Your Hair

Creating a good work-life balance is no easy feat as it requires hard work and dedication. Having worked full-time for more than two decades, I know for a fact how taxing it is to juggle family and career. It is so stressful!

According to studies, the common causes of stress is interrelationships, like having to deal with work issues and family-related complications. If left unresolved over time, stress could weaken our immune, showing signs of disruption in our body like hair loss.

I personally know someone who suffered from stress-induced alopecia areata. It’s a condition where white blood cells attack hair follicles, which causes hair to fall out. Anxiety could also drive our mane into a prolonged resting phase called telogen effluvium.

If not addressed properly, hair loss caused by stress and anxiety could lead to baldness. It’s not a hopeless case, however. You can beat stress and hair loss by doing the following:

Never underestimate the power of sleep. When your stress gets too much to handle, choose to rest it off for a while and recharge.

Get physical. Exercising helps release endorphins or happy hormones that help relieve tension.

Eat more fruits and veggies. Having fruits and vegetables in your diet will boost your immune system to keep diseases at bay and to knock out stress.

Reward yourself. Treat yourself to something special once in a while. Why not watch the timeless story of Tony and Maria in the electrifying classic WEST SIDE STORY musical, for instance? It premieres at The Theatre at Solaire on August 10. Read more about it here.

These simple regimens are best complemented with a topical solution that’s safe to keep your crowning glory at its robust state. NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, is made up of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help remedy stress-related hair loss and promote healthy tress and scalp.

We can prevent hair problems by keeping our locks healthy with proper care and letting it grow naturally without resorting to the use of harmful chemicals for temporary relief.

NOVUHAIR contains natural extracts, herbal oils and essences, such as lavender that is also known to relieve stress. It also has a scent that leaves a calming effect.

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official, and follow on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call NOVUHAIR hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online through and

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Code the Future with Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network Philippines partnered with SparkleLAB PH for a campaign that introduces coding fundamentals to Pinoy kids in a fun and interactive way.

Code the Future with Cartoon Network was formally launched last Saturday at SparkleLAB PH in San Juan City. Targeting to reach more than 7,000 kids aged 8-10 in Metro Manila, the campaign aims to empower youths through hands-on workshops that promote imagination, experimentation and collaboration, as well as creative and critical thinking.

Present during the launch were Nicole Schneiderjohn, Turner’s Country Lead in the Philippines and Rosanna Lopez, Founder of SparkleLAB PH.

“Integrating Cartoon Network’s well-known characters with coding concepts is a great way to engage kids beyond traditional entertainment and provide an introduction to this valuable life skill,” shared Nicole. “We’re making coding fun, and we’re excited to collaborate with partners like SparkeLAB to bring these ideas to life.”

Rosanna added, “Through this collaboration, we wish to spark an interest in coding among kids — encouraging young people to become producers and not just consumers of media. We are happy to partner with Cartoon Network, an organization that shares our passion for creating experiences that delight, captivate the imagination, spur creativity and make learning extraordinary.”

Code the Future with Cartoon Network will teach kids the fundamentals of coding using characters from popular Cartoon Network shows like Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears.

Participants will learn about the Cartesian plane, conditional statements and how to make characters move and groove. All of these concepts we recombined in a culminating activity to see how these are applied on screen.

The collaboration between Cartoon Network and SparkleLAB PH likewise enlisted the help of young and talented Filipino “coding ambassadors” Nico Jorge and Faith Khoo. Nico is passionate about building and playing games, while Faith relies on her creativity to develop games for school projects. Both are extremely motivated to help their communities by inspiring their peers to learn how to code.

“Using coding to create worlds for people to interact with and for people to interact with each other, gives me a great sense of purpose,” said Nico.

According to Turner’s New Generations 2017 survey, “Fifty-seven percent of Manila-based kids aged 4-14 learned coding in schools with 87% of them enjoying the subject. Cartoon Network dominates the kids’ space in the Philippines, hosting regular branded events, developing games and apps for local fans, and continues to be the leading international kids channel on TV.

For more information about Code the Future with Cartoon Network, visit

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