Dole Philippines School: July Footloose Inter-School Competition 2014

Dance with Dole Philippines School as they celebrate its 50th anniversary. DPS was built a year after Dole Philippines were established 51 years ago. Yesterday, July 25, 2014, DPS staged the 4th stretch of July Footloose Inter-School Competition.

July Footloose Inter-School Competition is a flash mob dance contest and was participated by seven (7) secondary schools, namely, Alabel National Science High School, Mindanao State University – High School, Holy Trinity College – High School, Mt. Matutum Christian, B.E.S.T. School Polomolok and Labangal National High School.

Flash Mob

The competition has two battle rounds: Flash mob and Impromptu Dance Challenge. The Flash mob is a group competition where each school was placed from different sides of the mall to perform their own routines; on the other hand, the Impromptu Dance Challenge is a contest given to selected members from each school to perform an impromptu 1 minute dance. However they’re given also a minute to prepare and create their own dance steps. While one school is performing on stage, others were isolated in a secret room.

Impromptu Dance Challenge

To break the intense competition, Jollibee dance number was a good breather. 


The performers of the basic education department from Holy Trinity College bagged the grand prize of 10,000php after sweeping the first rank of two battle rounds. It was a good fight also for Alabel National Science High School and Labangal National High School on 2nd (7,000php) and 3rd (5,000php) place, respectively.

Congratulations to the winners; and to Dole Philippines School, it was a fun and successful event! Bravo!
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Smart Advocates Safer PH through Social Media Communities

Social Media Day is celebrated worldwide every end of June to recognize how social media has revolutionized the way people communicate and interact. Last June 28, 2014 at SM Aura, Social Media Day was staged by TweetUpMNL and various partners. More than 1,000 participants representing 25 various communities attended the activity in Manila. In line with this, Smart also supported similar community events in the cities of Davao, Cebu, Baguio and General Santos by way of connectivity and sponsorship.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) encouraged members of the various social media communities celebrating Social Media Day to be better prepared for disasters and emergencies as part of its #SafePh advocacy. According to Ramon R. Isberto, Public Affairs Group Head at Smart "Promoting the culture of preparedness couldn't have come at a better time as the Philippines observes the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July. We call on everyone to continue using social media for the common good”.

Smart tapped one of its #SafePh partners, Louie Domingo, executive director of non-government organization Emergency Research Center, to share practical tips on creating one's emergency balde (plastic bucket) or e-balde.  More than  just a container for liquids, the e-balde can also be used to hold emergency preparedness items such as bottled water, flashlight, lighter, candle, multi-purpose tool, first-aid kit, pea-less whistle, extra clothes, radio, lifesaver or salbabida, umbrella, and food items that don’t need cooking and have longer shelf life.

Louie Domingo of Emergency Research Center, and a partner of Smart for its disaster preparedness initiatives, shows the contents of the emergency balde (e-Balde) at the Social Media Day Manila.

Smart distributed sample emergency kits to representatives of each of the social media communities that participated during the event.  The sample emergency kits will serve as their guide on the basic items that one needs to have in preparation for disasters and emergencies.

As a key pillar under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, Smart has been actively promoting the culture of preparedness not only within its ranks but also with partner-communities, including the millions of its subscribers, and the public in general, under the SafePh advocacy.

Social Media Day team from General Santos City.

In partnership with developer communities, Smart has been promoting the development of mobile apps to aid in disaster preparedness, management, and response like Project NOAH Mobile (the mobile version of the Department of Science and Technology’s Project NOAH site), PINDOT or Provincial Information Network on Disaster Occurrences and Threats (used by the Province of Albay for its disaster management initiatives) and Batingaw (to be used by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for disaster management).  
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Atman Spa: Battle Your Daily Stressors

Is it accurate to say that you are continually taking a gander at the time and hoping that you have the ability to stop it? It is safe to say that you are continually spreading yourself excessively thin and feeling the weight of everyday office or even school stress? Provided that this is true, then it’s about time that you take a minute to stop and relax. Your body can't be in a state of anxiety constantly. So once in a while, reward yourself. Pamper yourself at Atman Spa.

Shouldering a heavy workloads and school tasks make me dull, for that matter, the adage goes. So regardless of how busy my work schedule is, how a buttload of school stuff I have and regardless of how full of meetings my day may be, I still need to find time to avail the heavenly spa treatments. On my day-off, or perhaps even after a long day at school, I won't forget to drop by this little haven at Magsaysay Avenue, GenSan City.

What are some of the self-pampering spa treatments that you can try at Atman Spa? Well, the usual body massage services are available, but the Atman Signature Massage for an hour is a must try. If you think that Atman Spa is lavish, then you might want to think again... They provide spa treatments that will satisfy you with a very reasonable value! Also, if you think you can only go solo, Atman Spa has a two bed in a room too that you can your share. So, the next time that you want to hit Atman Spa, you can very well tag your friend or your significant other with you. This will certainly provide you with a spa experience like no other!

You can also avail of Whitening Body Scrub, Coffee Facial Mask, Exfoliating Body Scrub and Thai Herbal Ball Massage. And if you feel that you can't get enough of the pampering at Atman Spa, then you can take home that kind of indulgence. The very same oil massage products used in the treatments are available for sale. So anytime, you can recreate that Atman Spa ambiance right in the comforts of your home.

Spoiling yourself is not generally modest. So you would require a sensible measure of the venture. Even now, treating yourself at Atman Spa sometimes won't make a humongous gap in your funding. When it’s all said and done, you have been working your butt off for all intents and purpose all-week. So what's a little breather from each one of those stressful meetings, school chores and work duties?

Now, after a luxurious spa treatment at Atman Spa, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. You will be ready for yet another battle with the different stressors in your life. You will not only feel healthy, but you will feel confident too. Truly, an indulgence at Atman Spa is an investment whose roi you can immediately see.

Don't forget to check out what Atman Spa has in store for you.

For reservation, please call 083-3017891, 09482830883(smart), 09059644640(globe).
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SumoSam: Japanese Food in GenSan

I really have a sense of reluctance in trying Japanese foods for the reason that I'm really into Thai cuisines. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t tried one yet. Actually, I had an enormously scrumptious experienced at SumoSam; the one they have here in GenSan.

Unlike from other Japanese restaurants, I liked the foods I had at SumoSam because it suited my taste buds and the place is good to chow with. I would recommend that you go with family and friends because it would be quite expensive if you eat solo or only with 2-3 people. But nonetheless, each food is worth every penny you spent.

Here are some of the foods I tried that would definitely make your appetite kicking:

Vegetable Ramen

Beef Niku Udon

California Maki

Dynamite Roll

Fried Japanese Rice

Chicken Teriyaki (ala carte)

My stomach was jam-packed with satisfaction of what I had; and remarkably the Fried Japanese Rice, Dynamite Roll, and Chicken Teriyaki (ala carte) were for the win! I would surely make time to go back again.

SumoSam is located on the ground floor, Fountain Area of SM City- General Santos. It’s on the right side, beside the exit. They also accept delivery and catering service.

For more details and list of branches across the country, visit Facebook: SumoSam
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SMART LTE now in SoCCSKSarGen!

Now-a-days, people who are using their mobile devices in staying online are now after with a strong internet connection, but what more can you expect when the area around you can just merely on its 2G or 3G signal? Well, it would be a heaven's gift if there will be a 4G mobile signal. This would give you a LTE network, which data speeds are up to 10 times faster than the current 3G network you have. Isn't that amazing?

LTE, short for Long Term Evolution, is known as the fastest fourth generation (4G) wireless technology in existence; and Smart, being the first telco to bring LTE in the Philippines has already provided LTE spots across the country and for its new stretch, SMART activated 10 spots around SoCCSKSarGen. Woot! Woot!

Here as follows are the areas that are now Smart LTE activated:

General Santos City
  • Makar
  • Tambler
  • Santiago
  • Lagao
  • San Isidro
  • Bula
  • Rambutan
  • Dole
  • Piltel
  • Barrio 1
By bringing LTE around SoCCSKSarGen, Smart is ahead of most of its competitors; and to entice more users to experience the wonders of Smart LTE, Smart Communications offers the same level of speed to prepaid users. LTE network requires an LTE device optimized to Smart LTE frequency and a Smart LTE Prepaid SIM. For prepaid users, you may refer to the photo below for the data packages.

Indeed, the wait is over. You don't need to hold up any longer to load sites and stream on your telephone.

For more information on Smart LTE, visit
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