SMART backs SarBay Fest anew

Mobile services leader Smart Communications (Smart) is once again supporting the annual Sarangani Bay Festival to help promote tourism in the region as well as raise public awareness on the importance of environmental preservation and protection.

The festivities will run from May 15 to 17 in the municipality of Glan, Sarangani. Smart is sponsoring various activities during the three-day festival, including the Talk ‘N Text Day on the 15th, the Swim-Bike-Run for the Environment triathlon event on the 16th, and the Community Coastal Cleanup and release of fingerlings to the bay on the 17th.

Smart has been supporting the environmental campaign during SarBay Festival for the fourth straight year now as part of its advocacy to help promote ecological stewardship, and to push Sarangani as an Eco-Tourism Hub South of the country.

Sarangani Bay is a 230-kilometer stretch of shoreline that is home to diverse marine life, including the world-famous tuna.

The need to protect the environment has become all the more pressing with the onset of climate change. Getting more people involved in this global effort to save the planet is very important. At Smart, we take initiatives like the SarBay Fest as an opportunity to promote not only the beauty of our country but also the protection of its resources to a bigger stage,” said Ramon R. Isberto, head of Public Affairs at Smart.

Smart has been giving tourism a push with its digital tourism initiative, and its Doon Po Sa Amin mapping competition that encourages crowd-sourcing of content from young students on what’s unique about their hometowns.

As the country’s leading wireless provider with facilities strategically located nationwide, Smart also recognizes it plays a key role in advancing the institutionalization of sound environmental practices in the industry.

It has been planting trees and mangrove propagules in various adopted sites nationwide in an effort to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of its operations.  It is one of the key proponents of the Marikina Watershed Initiative that aims to reforest and rehabilitate Metro Manila’s flood water catch basin.

It also adopted green merchandising and is the first company in the Philippines to make use of eco-friendly materials like stone paper for its outdoor advertising.  It is also working closely with a community in Sooc, Iloilo for the upcycling of used tarpaulins into designer bags.  
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I Am A Responsible SarBay Citizen!

Branded as the biggest beach party in Mindanao – Sarangani Bay Festival is about to happen this weekend and everyone are getting ready for this momentous merriment. But apart from celebrating, Sarangani Bay Festival or SarBay Fest is an environmental campaign that increases the awareness of the people of Sarangani, nearby cities and tourists with regards to taking good care of our environment. Furthermore, saving Sarangani Bay and preserving the beaches around it.

Last year’s SarBay Fest caught by storm after a massive litters washed up on the shoreline as a result of human activities after partying from dusk till dawn. It got even bigger as the issue and photos of the litters spread across the social medias and other online portals. Good thing it was urgently addressed.

For this year’s most anticipated SarBay Fest, organizers are geared from planning, set up, activities and of course, social responsibilities. This is to ensure that the festival is not just about enjoying and making memories but more importantly, it tackles about our care for our mother nature while we seize the day.

In line with that, Sarangani Bay Festival recently released the Eco-Campaign Ad, I Am A Responsible SarBay Citizen. This aims to promote social awareness by engaging everyone to help out in keeping the bay clean! The question is, how are you going to help clean SarBay? Take a look of this video


I’m part of the video ad campaign because simply, I AM A RESPONSIBLE SARBAY CITIZEN!

Are you?
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It’s a sunny holiday and everyone is taking their own vitamin sea. With so much summer heat we have here in the south, nothing can beat but a good pair of cool sunnies. Recently, I was just scrolling down my Facebook timeline and luckily bumped into Zalora’s page as they are celebrating their fruitful 3rd anniversary. It was so enticing to bargain since the items were on sale, so I bought a few and it includes one of my fave in my shopping cart, the HASHTAG PAASA In Silver by EYE KNOW RIGHT from Zalora Philippines Marletplace. Review after the jump.

The price is reasonable, quite inexpensive than most of the sunnies you can buy in Zalora. Got mine for 299php only from its original price of 499php. It’s really a great steal already plus they are offering the Free Shipping advantage. Isn’t that amazing? So I hold no bars.

When it comes to packaging, I wasn’t quite impress but its far more decent than just providing a plain pouch and arrived in defective condition. The package includes the item itself, a pouch, the cloth cleaner and a piece of cardboard that represents the sunglasses case. Buying your own case is optional, but I would like to suggest that you have to buy your own case because if you just rely on the card case itself, it might catch you off guard if all of a sudden it crushed inside your bag. Nevertheless, I would still like to commend the creativity of providing a card case as an alternative.

HASHTAG PAASA In Silver is a masculine-looking fashion accessory with a simple yet sleek design. It has actually a way better quality than I anticipated. However, they seem just a little fragile, but they're very nice. Moreover, they're not as big as most sunglasses, and definitely not small either. HASHTAG PAASA In Silver is lighter in weight.

The silver frame mirror lens come in handy when you need to check your face or anything that needs the use of mirror. Apart from the lenses that looks so classic, they do a great job also keeping the sun under control. You can see out, but people can't see in.


HASHTAG PAASA In Silver fits perfectly to me. With its design, quality and price, you’re getting a good deal here. Just be very extra careful of not letting these sunnies dropped. Despite its packaging, HASHTAG PAASA In Silver is a tremendous buy and for the price, I would recommend this to anyone who even thought about getting sunglasses.

For latest updates on designs and promos:
Visit EYE KNOW RIGHT on Zalora Marketplace, click here.
Catch them on instagram: @EyeKnowRightSunnies
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Glan: All Set for 5th Mahin Beach Festival!

SoCCSKSarGen is a paradise itself with so many great finds that are truly amazing. From rich culture, delish foods, the people and most importantly the mesmerizing long stretch of white sand shore line with clear blue sea that will surely going to capture your heart.

In line with this, the bays of Glan, Sarangani Province are now everyone’s ultimate summer destination. So to kick-off your summer getaway and on its 5th leg, Glan is now all set for 2015 Mahin Beach Festival. Details of which after the jump.

MAHIN is the B’laan term for Sea.

2015 Mahin Beach Festival is Glan’s Welcome to Summer celebration and this year’s up to give you a #PerfectSummer experience. For a summer frolic festivity, mark these three (3) days Mahin 2015 Calendar of Activities.

No more waiting for too long because summer is here. Summer starts here! See you there!

For more information, check out 2015 Mahin Beach Festival’s official social media accounts:
FACEBOOK:  Mahin Festival
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Evening Dresses Shopping Tips

When you want to select an evening dress, you need to pay attention to many aspects. For example, the way about buying skills; how many skills do you know? Do you choose the dress just according to your own preference? But many people often think about that the dresses are not very good when they take them home. So when we face this situation, we would need to pay more attention to some optional tips. Then let's have a look together.

FIRST: Choice of Style

For those tailored evening dresses manufacturers, they might put up the price in order to be able to do all aspects of a very good condition. Because they should spend a lot of thought in the dress and produce fashionable dresses with good quality. So we could make a choice of this dress style avoid choosing some in low price because these dresses with low price may not reach a certain effect. It will also affect the overall impression, so that we still need pay special attention to those details.

SECOND: Fabrics and Workmanship

This is the important aspect of buying a formal evening dress. Usually, a good evening dress may have good fabric, great tailor, exquisite workmanship and so on. So when we wear these good evening dresses to some party we can get unexpected effects. In opposite, when we wear a dress with bad fabric that could not show your figure. And we also should consider the workmanship. If you have time to attend the meeting, you find a small thread residue is coming out from time to time. Is it affecting your mood too? You can have a look about dressstreet, which is awesome.

We have to observe the quality in the purchase of a special formal evening dress. Take a look first and think for a moment and then decide whether to buy or not. Taking whether into consideration can also be a good choice. I hope all my friends can choose a good dress for their own carefully.
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