CAMP, Inc. to hold “Art for Healing” fundraising exhibit on June 13, 2018

The Culture and Arts Managers of the Philippines, Incorporated (CAMP, Inc.) unites the arts and HIV advocacy for an “art for healing” exhibit on June 13, 2018 (4PM-11PM) at the Casa Real, Acacia Estates in Taguig City where 30 phenomenal artists and art patrons will donate about 50 artworks for auction.

CAMP, Inc. Executive Director Ian Felix Alquiros underscored, “We’ve seen in the previous years that arts have been pivotal in bridging people to take bold action, especially in turning the table of HIV epidemic in the country.” Latest data from the Department of Health showed that 871 individuals were diagnosed with HIV in February 2018 alone, bringing the total cases to 52, 280 since 1984.

According to Alquiros, “The launching of CAMP, Inc. excites the Filipino arts and HIV advocacy communities in the effort to formally merge culture and the HIV cause into a singular functioning organization to utilize the arts as a tool for personal and societal journey of healing.”

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Starbucks PH launches mobile app

Starbucks Philippines goes digital with the release of the Starbucks PH App, a mobile app providing a fast and convenient payment method for customers at more than 300 stores across the country.

Shake to Pay, redeem rewards, track your transactions, reload your Starbucks Card balance straight from your mobile, and get the latest buzz about new product offerings and promos, receive special offers and exclusive event invites.

The Starbucks PH App helps Starbucks lovers enjoy their favorite beverages anytime, anywhere with its store locator feature. The app also includes a menu of beverages, food options, packaged whole bean coffee, seasonal offers, and a newsfeed with the latest merchandise that Starbucks customers can easily explore.

The Starbucks PH App is now available on the App Store or Google Play.

Step up your lifestyle and get rewarded with GetGo

When we spend at least 50 hours of our week at work, indulging in a bit of luxury from time to time seems like a fitting reward. With GetGo, we are rewarded for experiencing the luxuries that life has to offer. From traveling around the world and visiting uncharted places to having the latest gadgets and staying on top of trends, GetGo enables people to turn expenses into free flights.

Earn GetGo points for every P30 spent with Cebu Pacific GetGo Platinum Credit Card by UnionBank, 3 Citi Rewards, 5 BPI Express Credit Real Thrills Rewards, 7 Asia United Bank Rewards Points, 12 Bank of Commerce Rewards Plus Points, 3 RCBC Bankard Airmiles, 2 BDO Elite Points, or 3 BDO Regular Points.

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Normalizing acceptance and equality: The gay ads in the PH

The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation. You would think that since the religion is all about an all-encompassing kind of love that people would be less bigoted. (You would also think that they would not support maniacs who openly declare that people suspected of wrongdoings should be shot dead like animals for slaughter but that subject is for another post.) Unfortunately, we have a President who calls his enemies bakla as a derogatory term, a senator who said that gay people are worse than animals, and journalists who said that gay people should not flaunt their gayness or that gender is something that can be “taught” from an early age.

When you have all these influential people spewing misinformation and hateful rhetoric magnified by sheep in online forums who echo whatever they say, an active campaign about acceptance and equal rights becomes imperative to make up for the lack of LGBT-related information in our schools and discrimination rooted on ignorance.

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Go on a no visa 6-night cruise to Japan and Taiwan aboard Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo this 2018

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Cruises have become one of the most popular ways to relax and explore the world. With its unique destinations, cost-efficient rates, and state-of-the-art ships, it comes as no surprise that cruising continues to gain popularity, especially among Filipinos.

Last year, SuperStar Virgo docked in Manila and cruised to Laoag in Ilocos, Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and back again in Manila. This year, Star Cruises announced that its 269-meter cruise ship will homeport again in Manila for the summer months from March to May. With absolutely no visa requirements, the 6-night SuperStar Virgo cruise offers two travel destination packages. The first package will start at the Manila port then a day will be spent on the high seas. The next two days will be dedicated to seeing Naha in Japan, and Keelung in Taiwan. The fifth day will be on the high seas again, and then the cruise will head back to Manila on the sixth day.

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Earn rebates when you pay your bills with PLDT-SMART’s MVP Rewards Card

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There are hundreds of rewards cards in the market right now. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating but it feels that way whenever I check out my mom’s wallet. Personally, I only use the one that earns points from flights but everything else seem like a nuisance because I get to redeem the points from specific stores only.

Then comes the MVP Rewards Card for PLDT, SMART, SUN, and TNT subscribers. More than just a rewards card, this doubles up as a prepaid debit card that lets you earn points that are good as cash and lets you redeem them wherever VISA is acceptable here and even abroad. You can even use it as a tap card when paying for toll fees in the Cavite Expressway.

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