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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

How to debunk the misconception na when you’re “bobo” you go with tech-voc instead of college

I have been a teacher for more than 20 years in different settings. When K-12 started, I was already teaching in DepEd (before I left 5 years ago and became an International teacher in Myanmar - that was my last stint before deciding to become a livestock farmer now - that will go to another blogpost) and promoting it on the last year before transition. It was difficult to convince parents that it has a positive impact on the education of their children especially because most of my students were from families of low income to no income at all (well there were some who lived on welfare) but since public education is free for everyone, then they were enrolled. Promising students talk about going to universities for college, and take the courses they have in mind, but first they needed to align their tracks for senior high-school before college. As a Grade 9 ESP Teacher then, I felt it was my responsibility to make sure that my students see the bigger picture while giving them the right information they need and deserve. Some students, although they are not failing in class, didn't see a future in universities so I had to make sure they also know their options. There's the Technical-Vocational Education and Training which would help students hone skills and use them to their advantage, and make money for their future. Sadly, there are quite a number of people who think that TVET is only for the low achievers in the class, thus parents never want their children to choose TVET at all costs. Such misconception has left some misguided and end up starting but not finishing college for so many different reasons, including poverty and lack of interest. TVET should be welcomed with positivity based on the fact that college is expensive and takes a long time to finish and, some students, based on multiple intelligence, can actually perform better if it's hands-on training in less time of accomplishment unlike 4-5 years of college. There's the practical side too. A student can already apply the skill and make money while still doing continued learning. The requirement is only Basic Education (the last 4 years of HS is crucial) plus a few years to get a diploma but half the time spent (or even less) to finish a college degree. 
So hindi bobo ang nageenrol sa TVET. Di dapat jinajudge that way ang choices when it comes to education. One just has his or her specific reason/s. Siguro gusto na kumita agad at ayaw na ng pangmatagalang gastos. But wait, meron din levels of proficiency at nagpapractical exams din. Hindi lang so-so ang  TVET..

Below are the proficiency levels to compare TVET with Higher Education 

And the title equivalence:

And take note, graduates of Senior High School are already job-ready because the training actually started in Grade 9, through  the Technology and Livelihood Education subject.


Below are the 2 tracks of TVET, kaya huwag smallin..

Professional Tracks

Livelihood Tracks

Kung iisipin natin, malaking tulong ang TVET in building our nation. Maraming opportunities kahit hindi college graduate. Kaya sana magtulungan tayong ibigay ito as an option sa mga batang naguguluhan in preparation for their future.
Right now, kahit nasa farm ako, nagagamit ko parin minsan ang pagiging teacher sa mga bata dito. By encouraging them nakapagbibigay tayo ng pagasa sa kanilang hinaharap. Magtulungan tayo. Let's promote TVET lalo na kung nakikita nating eto ang makapagbibigay tulong sa mga bata sa communities natin.

So how to debunk the misconception that only "the bobo" will take TVET?

- Positively PROMOTE TVET

- Mention training and proficiency: the trainers and the exams

- Give it as one of the  options to the undecided
- Let students imagine a bigger picture of their future
- Cite examples, mention successful people who used TVET to their advantage in the Philippines and abroad

Did you know that the Philippines is the Tech-Voc Center in Asia with global standards?

That's why TVET graduates should be included in the roster of professionals. There needs to be Professionalization and licensing of Tech-Voc tracks in both Professional tracks and Livelihood tracks.

As you must know, the Qualifications of Tech-Voc instructors and educators as experts in their field of interest is not a joke. Getting a methodology course does not qualify as trainors. Trainors underwent rigid Training and Specialization. 


It takes a community to raise, educate and encourage the child. 


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Cleene CLIO makes Clean Teeth possible for Families this World Oral Health Day 2022

Manila, Philippines - On World Oral Health Day, Cleene CLIO invites everyone to celebrate by practicing proper oral healthcare with their families.

A product of proudly Filipino company PHILUSA Corporation, Cleene CLIO has been an ardent supporter of this global oral health initiative, especially with oral care given less priority during the pandemic when accessibility to dentists and visits to oral health facilities were challenging at the height of the lockdowns.

To emphasize the importance of good oral health practices at home, Cleene CLIO has partnered with Manila Water Foundation and Philippine Dental Association to provide oral health kits to various barangays and schools as part of this year’s World Oral Health Day activities. Over 2,000 health kits containing Cleene CLIO toothbrushes and Dental Floss Premium from Cleene CLIO and PHILUSA were distributed to 12 barangays and to the chosen hygiene facility in Dinalaonan Elementary School in Pangasinan.

And as a special treat for World Oral Health Day, selected Cleene CLIO products will be sold at 20% off exclusively in Mercury Drug stores nationwide until April 15, 2022.

Cleene CLIO continues to be the partner of every Filipino family in promoting good oral hygiene by offering a wide range of affordable and quality toothbrushes.

Cleene CLIO toothbrushes are made with MicroFine Soft Bristles that help penetrate and clean hard to reach areas for better interdental cleaning and a gentle brushing experience. The tapered bristles penetrate between teeth and gums for thorough cleaning, while the rounded shape of the bristles remove plaque and prevent teeth and gum damage.

There is a Cleene CLIO toothbrush for every member of the family that is affordable and has world-class quality. For those wanting extra care and protection for your teeth, Cleene CLIO offers its Refreshing Green Tea and Ultimax Charcoal under their Special care line. While for those needing specialized care, Cleene CLIO has its Kiddie and Junior as well as 40+ for sensitive gum and teeth. It also has its economy toothbrushes for general oral health care for any age.

Cleene CLIO is available at Mercury Drug, leading supermarkets, drugstores and other retail stores nationwide as well as on all leading ecommerce websites: Shopee, Lazada, and the PHILUSA Online Store.

Personally, my family have been an avid user of Cleene toothbrushes and Cleene CLIO is indeed a remarkable product. -  MommyDharlz.Com is part of Mommy Bloggers Philippines community.


Friday, March 18, 2022

Shopee Continues Push to Make E-Commerce for Everyone

MANILA, MARCH 18, 2022 - Shopee always aims to give users a seamless digital experience. Since its launch, Shopee has been known for hosting some of the biggest e-commerce campaigns, and the recent 3.15 Consumer Day was no exception. It marked Shopee’s first mega sale of the year, providing consumers with the best deals, exciting initiatives, and an overall fun and rewarding online shopping experience. 3.15 Consumer Day is also part of the company’s commitment to make e-commerce for everyone, similar to other initiatives that enable consumers and businesses to experience e-commerce to the fullest.

Making shopping more fun and accessible for all

Shopee has become a go-to for safe and convenient online shopping. The platform continues to create a more inclusive and convenient digital environment where both shoppers and sellers can find enjoyment and success. Last 3.15, Shopee celebrated its very first Consumer Day Sale where more Filipinos were able to avail of exclusive discounts and deals. Across the region, Shopee concluded a successful first mega sale of the year, with 5 times more items bought in the first 2 hours of March 15 and 36 million vouchers claimed per hour.  

3.15 was not only a day for shopping, but a day for fun and rewards as well with Shopee’s in-app games. Shopee Pets was launched in time for 3.15 Consumer Day as the latest addition to its growing list of in-app games that includes Pera Panalo, Shopee Candy, Shopee Farm, Shopee Bubble, and Shopee Claw. During the 3.15 campaign, Shopee Prizes saw more than 27 million game plays in the Philippines.

Shopee Live, another in-app innovation, fosters a shared experience as it allows users to interact with sellers directly through a livestream session. Users had the opportunity to join Marian Rivera, Shopee’s newest brand ambassador, as they welcomed the 3.15 Consumer Day with a live countdown on March 14. A total of 65 million Shopee Live views were recorded during the 3.15 Consumer Day Sale across the Philippines. 

More than games and sales, Shopee also invites its consumers to make a positive impact through various initiatives and campaigns targeted towards helping the underserved. Support Local initiatives such as #TatakPinoy Trade Fairs continue to provide support for MSMEs and community-owned businesses. 

Providing easier access to safe and reliable digital payments

ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, was also launched in 2019 to provide users with a safe and secure cashless payment experience. ShopeePay makes financial services more accessible by allowing users to make online purchases, buy load, pay bills via the Shopee app, and even send money for free to any bank account or Shopee user.

ShopeePay has partnered with thousands of merchants nationwide to make digital payments more accessible. Among these merchants that benefited from the adoption of digital payments  are Buddy’s, a restaurant chain serving Filipino dishes, and Jetti Petroleum, a Filipino-owned company with over a hundred gas stations.  Both brands have boosted their businesses with ShopeePay Near Me, Shopee's location-based online-to-offline feature that allows users to discover merchants near them and enjoy attractive deals.

Claudia Ysabelle Veluz, Buddy’s Jr. Operations Manager, says, “At Buddy's, we continuously adapt to technological advancements in the industry. We were able to meet the demands of our regular customers and attract new customers by offering ShopeePay as a mode of payment. This made the  payment experience more convenient and seamless for them.”  

Alluding to the rise in cashless transactions, Precious Que, Jetti Petroleum Brand Loyalty Officer states, “Since Jetti has no major cashless transaction system in the pipeline, we partnered with ShopeePay to give our consumers the convenience and speed of payment when gassing up. ShopeePay has a huge impact in the business in terms of attracting more customers and increasing overall sales.” 

Uplifting the community with the power of technology

Apart from celebrating consumers through campaigns, Shopee uses technology to make a difference and empowers users to do the same. Users can donate to various causes via partner charities on-boarded or purchase donation vouchers directly from these charitable organizations, through Shopee Bayanihan, its umbrella CSR program. Furthermore, they can also donate to ShopeePay partner foundations by scanning the QR code of their chosen organization found on the Shopee app and entering the amount.

Shopee Philippines Director Martin Yu highlights,  “Shopee will continue to host campaigns like the 3.15 Consumer Day that create more engaging e-commerce experiences that bring our customers and sellers together and connect even more people to the digital economy. We are committed to utilizing our platform in building an inclusive and safe digital environment and in serving our stakeholders with the best promotions, app features and initiatives.”

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Thoughts on my birthday..

Today is my 46th year on earth. I am grateful to have reached this milestone as some of my friends are already dead before reaching this age. Blame Covid, blame Cancer, blame whatever sickness or circumstances they went through and sadly, didn't make it. But blaming is not the thing, really. For me, it's more like having a mission that you need to fulfil, whatever that is or a lesson in this lifetime that one needs to learn before moving on to the next. Surely, I may not have accomplished my mission yet and there are still a lot of lessons to learn that I am still given am added year to stay here. Plus I don't think I am ready to leave behind my darling daughter and my loves ones. 

Anyway, today I started my day with all positivity but when death comes we really can't do anything but accept it. The last Ayam Cemani that I took care of died, maybe at dawn today, or maybe last night, because when I went to take care of him and his needs this morning, he was cold and stiff. Sad.

On the contrary, I am happy that my parents arrived safely and we celebrated my birthday with a hearty lunch they brought. I am blessed to have such wonderful parents and siblings, plus my daughter and niece who sent food and gifts. Yay.. 

Truly, I am beyond blessed. 
Thank you Universe ❤ 😊 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Shopee Celebrates Filipino Shoppers this 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special with Top Celebs and Over ₱8 Million Worth of Prizes

Enjoy discounts and promos such as Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers at Shopee’s first mega sale of the year! 

MANILA, MARCH 10, 2022 - Shopee gives you more reasons to celebrate on its first mega sale of the year with an afternoon filled with captivating performances and can’t miss prizes at the 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special this March 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on GMA-7 and Shopee Live. Filipinos stand a chance to win over ₱8 million worth of prizes, ranging from cash, motorcycles, and a brand-new car. While waiting for the TV Special, you can shop your way and enjoy Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers this 3.15 Consumer Day. 

Shopee will entertain and delight viewers this 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect:

Over ₱8 million worth of prizes await Filipino consumers

  • Three lucky Shopee Shake players can win brand new motorcycles from Honda. They can get either the Supra GTR150, a speed aggressor bike that boasts performance, stability, and comfort, or the AirBlade150 which has cutting edge design and advanced features.

  • One lucky Shopee Shake winner will receive a brand new MG 5 Core sedan, an extraordinary British ride that is big in features and big in comfort. 

  • You can also look forward to Shopee Milyonaryo where three lucky contestants will be playing live during the show, and one of them takes home ₱1 million in cash. 

The country’s biggest celebrities and performers come together on one stage

Shopee’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and her husband, fellow Shopee brand ambassador Dingdong Dantes, will headline the TV special, bringing the fun alongside your favorite local stars. Tune in to see your favorites celebrities such as Pia Wurtzbach, Carla Abellana, Xian Lim, Andrea Torres, Glaiza De Castro, Victor Anastacio, Luane Dy, Juancho Trivino, Gloc-9, Rayver Cruz, Rodjun Cruz, Sef Cadayona, Rita Daniela, Aegis, Kokoy De Santos, Kate Valdez, Tuesday Vargas, Pekto, and Buboy Villar. 

Shopee celebrates YOU this 3.15 Consumer Day

This 3.15 Consumer Day, go all-out and maximize the irresistible discounts and promotions such as Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers at Shopee’s first mega sale of the year, the 3.15 Consumer Day. To keep yourself updated on all activities and deals, visit https://shopee.ph/m/consumer-day 

On March 15, Shopee has irresistible hourly flash deals. Get items for as low as  ₱1, exclusive branded price drops, and electronics deals. Don’t forget to set your alarm for Shopee’s rush hour deals happening throughout the day. There’s something for everyone to check out during the Big Midnight Sale at 12:00 AM until 2:00 AM, Big Morning Sale from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Big Lunchtime Sale from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Big Price Drop Sale at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Last Chance Sale starting from 9:00 PM until 11:59 PM. 

Add amazing deals to your cart and checkout with ShopeePay to get free shipping and cashback vouchers with no minimum spend! This March, enjoy 20% cashback when you scan to pay at ShopeePay’s partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Puregold, National Bookstore, The Generics Pharmacy, Browhaus, and more. On 3.15, take advantage of 50% off on load across all networks and up to 100% cashback on bills payment. Aside from big discounts, you also get a chance to win ₱100,000 when you send money to any bank or to any Shopee user via ShopeePay’s free transfers feature. If you’re a new user, you’re in luck as you’ll receive free ₱100 on your first-ever transfer (promo runs until March 17). Don’t miss out on the excitement and activate ShopeePay now!

Get up to 90% off from your favorite brands Unilever Beauty, Promil, Lanbena Philippines, Deerma, Johnson & Johnson, OPPO, Abbott, Nestle, Adidas, Havaianas, Enfagrow, and GSK. Shoppers can also look forward to exciting deals and discounts from Coocaa Home, Logitech, Dreame, Seagate, Gamextreme, EZVIZ, OPPO, FB Home Buddies, MetroSunnies, INSPI, Cetaphil, Mikana, Eurochef, Powerhouse PH, NIDO, and Huawei.  

Have an even more rewarding shopping experience when you level up your Shopee Loyalty tier to Gold and Platinum so you can avail for unlimited Free Shipping vouchers. For more info, visit https://loyalty.shopee.ph/ in the Shopee app.  

Looking for the best customer care on all things Shopee? For all your questions and concerns, Shopee Cares PH is here to help. Follow @ShopeeCaresPH on Twitter and Facebook, where you and the rest of the Shopee Fam can come together to find answers and get the care you deserve.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Shopee Celebrates Filipino Shoppers this 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special with Top Celebs and Over ₱8 Million Worth of Prizes

Enjoy discounts and promos such as Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers at Shopee’s first mega sale of the year! 

MANILA, MARCH 10, 2022 - Shopee gives you more reasons to celebrate on its first mega sale of the year with an afternoon filled with captivating performances and can’t miss prizes at the 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special this March 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on GMA-7 and Shopee Live. Filipinos stand a chance to win over ₱8 million worth of prizes, ranging from cash, motorcycles, and a brand-new car. While waiting for the TV Special, you can shop your way and enjoy Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers this 3.15 Consumer Day. 

Shopee will entertain and delight viewers this 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect:

Over ₱8 million worth of prizes await Filipino consumers

  • Three lucky Shopee Shake players can win brand new motorcycles from Honda. They can get either the Supra GTR150, a speed aggressor bike that boasts performance, stability, and comfort, or the AirBlade150 which has cutting edge design and advanced features.

  • One lucky Shopee Shake winner will receive a brand new MG 5 Core sedan, an extraordinary British ride that is big in features and big in comfort. 

  • You can also look forward to Shopee Milyonaryo where three lucky contestants will be playing live during the show, and one of them takes home ₱1 million in cash. 

The country’s biggest celebrities and performers come together on one stage

Shopee’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and her husband, fellow Shopee brand ambassador Dingdong Dantes, will headline the TV special, bringing the fun alongside your favorite local stars. Tune in to see your favorites celebrities such as Pia Wurtzbach, Carla Abellana, Xian Lim, Andrea Torres, Glaiza De Castro, Victor Anastacio, Luane Dy, Juancho Trivino, Gloc-9, Rayver Cruz, Rodjun Cruz, Sef Cadayona, Rita Daniela, Aegis, Kokoy De Santos, Kate Valdez, Tuesday Vargas, Pekto, and Buboy Villar. 

Shopee celebrates YOU this 3.15 Consumer Day

This 3.15 Consumer Day, go all-out and maximize the irresistible discounts and promotions such as Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers at Shopee’s first mega sale of the year, the 3.15 Consumer Day. To keep yourself updated on all activities and deals, visit https://shopee.ph/m/consumer-day 

On March 15, Shopee has irresistible hourly flash deals. Get items for as low as  ₱1, exclusive branded price drops, and electronics deals. Don’t forget to set your alarm for Shopee’s rush hour deals happening throughout the day. There’s something for everyone to check out during the Big Midnight Sale at 12:00 AM until 2:00 AM, Big Morning Sale from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Big Lunchtime Sale from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Big Price Drop Sale at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Last Chance Sale starting from 9:00 PM until 11:59 PM. 

Add amazing deals to your cart and checkout with ShopeePay to get free shipping and cashback vouchers with no minimum spend! This March, enjoy 20% cashback when you scan to pay at ShopeePay’s partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Puregold, National Bookstore, The Generics Pharmacy, Browhaus, and more. On 3.15, take advantage of 50% off on load across all networks and up to 100% cashback on bills payment. Aside from big discounts, you also get a chance to win ₱100,000 when you send money to any bank or to any Shopee user via ShopeePay’s free transfers feature. If you’re a new user, you’re in luck as you’ll receive free ₱100 on your first-ever transfer (promo runs until March 17). Don’t miss out on the excitement and activate ShopeePay now!

Get up to 90% off from your favorite brands Unilever Beauty, Promil, Lanbena Philippines, Deerma, Johnson & Johnson, OPPO, Abbott, Nestle, Adidas, Havaianas, Enfagrow, and GSK. Shoppers can also look forward to exciting deals and discounts from Coocaa Home, Logitech, Dreame, Seagate, Gamextreme, EZVIZ, OPPO, FB Home Buddies, MetroSunnies, INSPI, Cetaphil, Mikana, Eurochef, Powerhouse PH, NIDO, and Huawei.  

Have an even more rewarding shopping experience when you level up your Shopee Loyalty tier to Gold and Platinum so you can avail for unlimited Free Shipping vouchers. For more info, visit https://loyalty.shopee.ph/ in the Shopee app.  

Looking for the best customer care on all things Shopee? For all your questions and concerns, Shopee Cares PH is here to help. Follow @ShopeeCaresPH on Twitter and Facebook, where you and the rest of the Shopee Fam can come together to find answers and get the care you deserve.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Meeting Shopee Ambassador Marian Rivera

This afternoon was awesome. I was invited to join Shopee's Media Day for Shopee Philippines 1st Mega Sale of the year, 3.15 Consumer Day. We had a chance to meet the new Shopee Ambassador, Marian Rivera Dantes. 
oh my goodness, she's gorgeous. Bagay nga talaga for her to be Shopee's Ambassador. Ang bait pa.

We also played games through Kahoot and raffles in between. I am truly grateful because I am one of the lucky winners in the raffle. Not the major prize but when the 3 names were called, and before my name was called, I uttered "Oh I love Cetaphil, make me win this last one." And I did. Ha! Thank you Universe ❤ 
It's actually a Cetaphil bundle that I am excited to receive. 

Oh and we also got to know more about what's in store for the 3.15 Shopee Consumer Day.

Read about it on my other blog or click the link below:


I am surely excited to open my Shopee App, shop and add to cart, and check out. WooHoo!!!

If you are excited as I am, head on to Shopee now. 

What are you waiting for?

Happy Shopee-ing ❤❤❤