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This is EUr time! Here are the top reasons to join EHEF 2023!

  It’s high time to kick start your dream to study in the EU through this year’s European Higher Education Fair (EHEF). With 85 higher education institutions and diplomatic missions participating on-ground and online from Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Finland, and Sweden, you’ll have a broad selection of schools and programs to choose from that fits best with your interests and passion.   Similar to previous EHEFs, this year’s fair features a hybrid format with an on-ground event on 30 September to 1 October at the East and Grand Atriums of Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City; as well as an online edition on 2 October at and on its FB page at @ehefphilippines, where EU higher education institutions will virtually present their offerings and key programs to students and professional aspirants.    Revolving on the theme, “Pathways to Excellence” the Delegation of the European Uni

Water Sustainability: Leading the Change at SM Supermalls

  The ripple effect of the water crisis has reached every part of the globe. According to the World Wildlife Fund, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year. Worst, two-thirds of the global population may face water shortages by 2025 and ecosystems will suffer. As the gravity of these issues becomes increasingly apparent, several countries have taken significant steps to forge a more sustainable future for the Earth. Noteworthy examples include Singapore's water management plan and The Netherlands' intricate conservation practices. Singapore’s Desalination Plant         Source:   The Delta Works in The Netherlands was built by Rijkswaterstaat to protect the country against flooding from the North Sea.  Source:       Inspiration for the Philippin

SM Scholars Aspire to Share the Gift of Education

New SM scholars recently joined the contract signing event in Pasay.   "I desire to become an educator not just to fulfill a dream but also to be a blessing to the next generation."    These inspiring words come from 18-year-old Princess Eunice Motel, an SM scholar currently pursuing her education at the Philippine Normal University. She is one of two children of Hildajane, an on-call factory re-packer, and Richard, a set man, hailing from Caloocan City.    Princess' dream of becoming a teacher has been a lifelong aspiration, deeply rooted in her heart and mind since her childhood. This calling became even more pronounced when she embraced her Christian faith.  SM Scholar and aspiring educator Princess Eunice Motel   "My unwavering commitment to becoming a teacher is directly inspired by the Kidz Life Ministry, a cherished initiative of our church dedicated to teaching children about God's word. I aspire to be a vessel for sharing knowledge, instilling hope, and

SM Prime explores potential partnership with Japanese firm for waste-to-fuel solutions

Leading real estate developer in Southeast Asia, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s GUUN Co. Ltd. to explore a potential partnership to implement waste management solutions by recycling waste paper and plastics as an alternative source of energy called ‘fluff fuel’. Fluff Fuels are one type of RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) which are produced from shredded and compressed plastics, papers, and fibers. These are used  as fuels in cement manufacturing, paper mill companies, or power companies in Japan. SM Prime Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans T. Sy is positive that a partnership with GUUN will contribute to the waste reduction goals of the country. “Today, Japan’s waste management and recycling technology is among the most advanced in the world,” he said. “There is no better partner for SM because we do not just talk about being big, we make sure we do it; we do not talk about being environment friendly but we do take bold st

HONOR Opens First Experience Store in Mindanao at SM City GenSan

  HONOR Philippines just officially opened its 11th Experience Store in the Philippines and the First in Mindanao at SM City General Santos It is indeed the season of giving already! Leading global smart devices provider HONOR Philippines just officially opened its 11th Experience Store in the Philippines and the First in Mindanao at SM City General Santos, located at 3/F Cyberzone.   “When we re-introduced HONOR in the Philippines, we had a vision of providing quality service to the Filipinos and we are very happy to see it coming to life. We just opened HONOR Experience Store in Mindanao making us more and more accessible nationwide,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.   The successful store opening was officiated by Honorable Esperanza Sultan Kudarat Vice Mayor Lalaine Villaruel Suhanda, Promarigold Corp. Operations Manager Margie Panga, and HONOR Philippines GTM Manager Steven Yan.   Unstoppable HONOR 90 5G   Following the announcement of HONOR Philippines that HO


When Kiel Domingo, a Business Administration major at  Mapúa   Malayan Colleges Laguna ( Mapúa  MCL)  first signed up to join this summer’s Sustainability and Innovation Summer Experience at Arizona State University (ASU), the most innovative university in the United States, he was curious to “see what it’s all about.”   The second annual ASU Sustainability and Innovation Summer Experience program held in June of 2023 brought together a diverse group of students from ASU-Cintana Alliance partner institutions around the globe to empower them to become catalysts for change in their communities and equip them with the knowledge and skills to tackle global challenges.    Over the course of two weeks, Kiel and a group of 20+ other students engaged in diverse activities designed to foster their personal and academic growth. They attended classes, lectures, and workshops led by community entrepreneurs and ASU experts from various colleges and schools including the School of Sustainability and