Press Release Round Up 2

In this round-up the following story are included:

  • The Row Opening at EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Mall
  • Blue Water Day Spa Rainy Day Promo
  • Workshop/Lecture for Kids at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center at SM MOA
  • opens portal for Freelancers and Project Providers for FREE

The Row Is Now At EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Mall

THE ROW now opens in Edsa Shangri-La Plaza! It houses your 3 favorite brands: Freeway, Ensembles and Solo. Where else can you enjoy an all-stop shopping for workwear, weekend wear, party wear, and even men’s wear! You won’t believe the comfortable fitting rooms and spacious shopping area. Check it out, you won’t want to leave!

The Row is located at Level 5, Edsa Shangri-la Plaza. Tel.No. 470-2104 to 05


Blue Water Day Spa Rainy Day Promo

Stay relaxed and stress-free during this unpredictable rainy season with Blue Water Day Spa Rainy Day Specials that are sure to bring light to your days! For more details about the promo, please see attached photo.

Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center Celebrates National Science Week

On July 25 at 10 am a workshop lecture for kids at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center at SM Mall of Asia entitled Kids are from Jupiter: Nurturing Inquisitive Minds by Dr. Grace Shangkuan Koo, Ph.D, promises an interesting Saturday morning as it discusses the need to nurture children’s inquisitive minds at homes and in schools.

Dr. Shangkuan Koo will present how the human brain works such as the functions of the right and left hemispheres, and how teachers and parents should deal with children’s questions everyday. She will also discuss a child’s natural behavior like his need to move and play, as well as his insights and openness, sense of humor and wonder.

Today, parents and teachers face a lot of questions from kids who are curious about many things. For example, when a kid asks, “Why is the moon silver and round?” the best thing to do is welcome the question and try to answer it that will satisfy a kid’s curiosity. Ignoring or dismissing a child’s question as stupid would discourage the child and might dampen his innate curiosity.

After the seminar, Dr. Shangkuan Koo will welcome questions during an open forum. She will also conduct a creative thinking exercise for the participants.

Dr. Shangkuan Koo is an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She took her post-doctoral studies as a visiting scholar at Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2003 and studied with Drs. Howard Gardner and Kurt Fischer. She contributes articles on education, parenting, classical music critiques, and travel stories to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

To register for these sessions, please call the following numbers: 813-2732/03 and 830-2191 for the Buzan Power Learning Workshops and 727-8838 or 09178273124 for Kids are from Jupiter seminar.

*** opens portal for Freelancers and Project Providers for FREE

FREELANCERS now have an online portal to market themselves both locally and globally without having to pay any broker’s charges or referral fees.

Even project providers can use the portal to offer opportunities and find the best freelancers they could choose, still at no cost for such services.

AAA Commercial Brokers & Consultancy, Inc. (AAACBC) created the portal to provide Filipino talents and those in search for specific capabilities with an avenue to touch base and forge cooperation that bring them mutual benefits.

AAACBC, a company based in Cebu, wanted to provide Filipinos a means to ride out the current global crisis and shift their paradigms from job-seeking to being entrepreneurial.

“Until we have created, available portals online function more as brokers, charging prohibitive rates to freelancers and raking in commissions for deals made using their facilities,” noted a press release from the company.

“ gives freelancers the economic freedom and ability to find opportunities they prefer without being wary that someone else gets a cut for what they earn and deserve,” it added. combines the functions of sites created for business social networking, job search and matching portals where freelancers and project providers could readily interact and even do collaborative work in real time.

The site lists available and updated opportunities from project providers for freelancers to explore and propose to undertake the tasks being offered. Matching is not done by the site operator but by the site users themselves.

As it carries the Dot PH (.ph) suffix in online nomenclature, the site is primarily for Filipino skills. However, AAACBC has begun to market the site to foreign project providers and outsourcing entities. classifies freelancers according to skills and specializations that the freelancers rate in terms of proficiency as a way to sell themselves.

These skills are initially classified under creative, economics, education and training, health care, legal, journalism and sciences. These are further classified under specific capabilities and related abilities.

For instance, creative skills cover architectural, choreography, designing, film production, photography, artistry and more. Designing is further classified for graphics work, web designing and fashion.

A freelancer only need to create a profile and sell his skills, AAACBC pointed out.

Beyond the pursuit of its core business, AAACBC has been pursuing projects that benefit Filipino talents. It started a program last summer sponsoring local artists by providing them with 24/7 online presence. A couple of examples are and

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