Biyernes, Agosto 6, 2021

Vote Pilipinas and Youth Leaders Rally For Youth Vote, Visayas Vote at Latest Magparehistro Ka!

Vote Pilipinas, the official voter registration information campaign of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), held the second of its three-part town hall series on July 30, 2021, which aims to educate Filipinos to register to vote. Over various online platforms, the Magparehistro Ka Town Hall, in partnership with Smart Communications, gathered COMELEC officials and youth representatives to appeal to those living in the Visayas region and to the younger generation. The virtual event took place just as we hit the two-month mark on the deadline to register for the 2022 national and local elections by September 30, 2021.

The featured keynote speaker was no other than COMELEC Commissioner Aimee P. Ferolino, who spoke in the local dialect and reminded those in the Visayas that registration was a precursor to voting. This was preceded by opening remarks from Vote Pilipinas founder Ces Rondario, who initially started the campaign as a passion project. COMELEC was also represented by Director Frances Aguindadao-Arabe, who presented the latest numbers on voters in the Visayas region. From her report, COMELEC recorded a total of 893,448 voter registrants from Regions VI, VII, and VIII from September 2020 until July 24, 2021. Also heeding that call to register were Election Officers Krishna Athena Elardo, Omar Sharif Mamalinta, and Dainty Calagos, who were ready to answer any questions on the registration process and data. It was also revealed that those in the Visayas regions need not travel far to register, as one can now register at the following Robinsons Malls: Robinsons Place Ormoc, Robinsons Place Cebu, Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Place Tacloban, Robinsons Place North Tacloban, Robinsons Place Roxas, and Robinsons Place Antique.

Appealing to the youth was host, speaker, and Miss Cebu 2016 Raine Baljak, who said, We must fight long and hard for what we believe in our own way, like a drop of water into the vast ocean. Voting is our right to be heard, and when you vote, you're voting for the people who come before you and who come after you.” She, too, raised some of her personal questions on voters’ registration. Joining her in this case was a roundtable of youth leaders, including Hannah Felix of Abot PH, Carlo Bais of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod Student Council, Janneloise Baylon of the Union of Progressive Students, Jet Luga of Global Shapers Cebu, and Enniss Pareja of Global Shapers Iloilo.

During the program, Vote Pilipinas had announced its newest partners, with some representatives speaking on why they had chosen to partner and what this cause meant to them. The evening capped off closing remarks from Aguindadao-Arabe and the release of the second Magparehistro Ka video, plus announcement of the Magparehistro Ka Challenge, which incentivizes newly registered voters by awarding them with weekly prizes after they post about the importance of registering.

The Vote Pilipinas Campaign is a passion project executed by a team of like-minded individuals driven by the desire to contribute to impacting change in the Philippines. It is a non-profit and non-partisan initiative designed to increase the number of voter registration. With both an online and offline approach, the campaign aims to provide accessible and verifiable information to ensure that Filipinos are updated with news concerning the upcoming 2022 elections. This campaign will run until the elections in 2022 and it aims to target the first time voters and other unregistered voters by providing innovative ways to encourage people to register, and to vote.

Miyerkules, Agosto 4, 2021

Big Promos to Check Out at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale

Until August 8, enjoy discounts up to 90% off on essentials, free shipping with no minimum spend, and more exciting deals

If you love the thrill of discovering the best deals and discounts, you need to check out Shopee’s flash deals. Flash deals offer big price drops, but here’s the catch—you’ll have to be quick about it, since these are available in limited quantities for a limited time only. 

Until August 8, plenty of exciting promos await at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale. If you’re shopping for essentials for your family during this time, you can enjoy discounts up to 90% off and more exclusive deals such as: 

Midnight Flash Deals

Since flash deals are limited, you’ll have to stay up if you want to be the first to snag the best discounts. Set your alarm clock daily to wait for the biggest flash deals to drop from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM. Who knew midnight shopping could be this exciting? 

Daily ₱8 Deals

At the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale, you can enjoy deals for as low as ₱8. Head on over to ₱8 Daily Flash Deals on your Shopee homepage to find the best flash deals of the day. If your desired flash deals aren’t live yet, click “Remind Me” to receive a notification once it’s available. Make sure your internet’s quick and stable, because you definitely won’t want to miss out.

Free shipping with no minimum spend 

Going shopping for groceries and other essentials? To make the most out of your shopping spree, don’t forget to check for free shipping vouchers. Bonus tip: before you check out, see if your order is eligible for other platform or shop vouchers. Apply these vouchers to your purchase to enjoy even bigger savings.

A chance to claim up to 70,000 coins

Secure discounts for your next purchases and win up to 70,000 coins by playing Shopee Quiz. On August 5 and 6, at 7:20 PM, head on over to the Shopee Quiz page at The prize pool will be divided among players who answer all questions correctly during the game.

A shot at winning ₱10,000

Join Shopee’s #ShopeeMegaLook Raffle for a chance to be one of the five lucky winners of ₱10,000. To participate, simply update your Facebook profile picture with the #ShopeeMegaLook Facebook Frame, which you can get at Next, take a screenshot. Until August 8, submit your entry through the Google Form at Winners will be announced on August 18.

Exclusive ShopeePay deals

Top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card, online banking, or over-the-counter payment partners. Get up to 50% cashback when you pay your electricity, water, and internet bills with ShopeePay. Enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more; 10% off on mobile load; and flash deals on load and data for as low as 1. 

Want more ShopeePay credits? To win up to  ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay credits, join the #BudolFinds challenge on Tiktok from July 26 to August 8. Just buy products from the Fashion, Food & Beverages, Electronics, Beauty/Personal Care, and Home categories on Shopee. Shoot a creative 30-second review and include the hashtag #BudolFinds in the caption. For more details about the #BudolFinds challenge, visit

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About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 
Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.
Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

About Shopee Mall
Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

About ShopeePay
ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities. 

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

Mapúa’s Biological Engineering program adds to stronger RP medical workforce

Mapúa’s Biological Engineering program adds to stronger RP medical workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all sectors to respond to the dire cries of the public, and the academe is no exception.

As a result, it has embraced a critical role in strengthening health and medical programs in hopes of significantly increasing the number of competent health professionals.

As a leading Philippine educational institution, Mapúa University sees its engineering education, particularly its Biological Engineering course, as an enabler to an independent and resilient Philippine health and medical sector.

Through its Biological Engineering program, the university helps address the need for a strong medical and engineering workforce to design new biological products, processes, and equipment which in turn supports the production of existing pharmaceuticals and biologicals, including vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and recombinant proteins.

What are bio-engineers and what is their relevance?
Biological engineers study biological processes and integrate them with different areas of engineering to develop solutions used in bioelectronics, bioprocesses, medicine, agriculture, data science, chemical biology, and molecular biology.

In healthcare, bio-engineers collaborate with medical professionals and researchers to improve existing healthcare systems and tools. They create new technologies that address clinical problems and improve patient care.

In other fields like agriculture, bio-engineers create sustainable solutions that conserve soil, water, and other natural resources. These roles demonstrate the profession’s relevance and impact as a 21st-century career that saves the lives of people and the planet.

Biological engineering is a growing profession, as health and technology converge to revolutionize healthcare. The employment rate of bio-engineers will increase in the field of designing medical equipment, molecular biology tools, and biological processes for the large-scale production of biologicals.

Mapúa’s topnotch engineering, pre-medicine degree program
Launched ahead of other schools in the Philippines in 2008, Mapúa University’s Biological Engineering undergraduate degree is accredited by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission thus adopting quality standards to produce graduates for the global workforce.

The program combines Mapúa’s cutting-edge engineering education with life sciences so graduates are proficient in creating policies, strategies, and breakthroughs in engineering and medicine. 

Likewise, heightened focus on research, development, and innovation (RDI) enables students to conduct advanced researches in biomaterials, bioelectronics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, biochemistry, bioinformatics, environmental bioremediation, and molecular medicine.

The Biological Engineering program’s diverse discipline makes it a very competitive pre-medical degree for senior high school graduates who want to pursue higher education in the future.

To encourage more top-level graduates, Mapúa expanded the program to include a double-degree, and a joint biological engineering program. These are the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering (MEBE), and a joint program in Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and Master of Science in Biological Engineering (BMBE).

The double-degree program allows students to complete two undergraduate degrees simultaneously in less time compared with taking them separately. It allows qualified students to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees with just one year added to the normal duration of a bachelor’s degree program.

To date, Mapúa University has a total of 119 future bio-engineers. Around 10 of its graduates have pursued medicine and are studying in prestigious universities in the country.

Applications for Academic Year 2021-2022 are still ongoing. Apply online at

For more information about Mapúa University and your preferred programs, visit