Shopback Philippines Win A Wish Blogging Contest

It’s ShopBack Philippines’s 1st Appy Birthday, and in true ShopBack style, they’ll be the one dishing out the gifts and presents! On the top of the list is the launch of the ShopBack App with up to 100% cashback offers! Also on the agenda are amazing giveaways, upsized cashback, and even a chance for you to get your wishes granted in their Win-A-Wish Contest.


ShopBack Philippines has come a long way from being fresh-faced upstarts to becoming one of the top names in the Philippine cashback market. Along the way, they have helped shoppers in the country enjoy maximum value on their shopping trips online through the provision of cashback and serving as a useful depository for all things deals and offers from over 300 merchants. Now they are turning 1 and it promises to be a very Appy Birthday for all of us!

More than PHP 100,000 worth of Prizes to be won!


What’s a birthday without some birthday wishes, right? Well, how about you do the wishing and ShopBack do the granting. ShopBack Philippines is giving you a chance to make your wishes come true with their ShopBack Win-a-Wish contest. All you have to do is blog about your wishlist filed with items from ShopBack’s extensive list of merchants and you stand a chance to win prizes of up to PHP 10,000 and other attractive cash prizes. You can include as many items as you want in your wishlist and have one of them delivered to you – just tell us why you want them and how you can save by getting them through ShopBack. If you’re convincing enough, you could be 1 of 10 lucky wishmakers to have a wish come true. Have a shot at winning PHP 3,000 by simply liking this post, which contains more information on the contest!

ShopBack App Launch Giveaways, 100% Cashback and a Free Staycation

To also mark their first anniversary, ShopBack is launching ShopBack App for mobile, promising cashback on the go no matter where you may be. The ShopBack App promises to be a game-changer for online shoppers! Along with it, you can also get to enjoy ShopBack App-exclusive 100% Cashback on selected deals which includes 100% cashback on any Agoda bookings for 1 very lucky shopper! You also get to enjoy SUPERSIZED cashback on a whole range of your favourite online stores some of which includes web retail heavyweights such as Lazada, AliExpress, Sephora, Expedia, FoodPanda and Zalora.

SHOPBACK 3If you think all of the above sounds pretty much awesome, then how about fancying the chance to win a 3 days, 2 nights staycation for 2 in the Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa, Puerto Princesa, Palawan? Well you can, if you download the ShopBack App between July 14th 2016 and July 17th 2016. You can find more details on this amazing giveaway here.

SHOPBACK 4ShopBack Philippines 1st Appy Birthday is going on from the 14th of July 2016 till the 17th of July 2016. Get the latest scoop on what’s happening during this celebratory period by staying connected on their Facebook account at or visit their website at

Avida Joins Ayala Museum’s “Inspire Every Day” Campaign

Avida Land joins Ayala Museum in challenging young, dynamic individuals to seek out the spark that will set their passion ablaze as they mount this year’s Inspire Every Day event on July 30, 2016.

Held for the third straight year, the whole day event will feature free admissions to all of Ayala Museum’s and Filipinas Heritage Library’s permanent exhibitions and access to a host of exciting events such as Avida Homepossible.

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“Avida’s Homepossible events are normally mounted independently. For this one, however, it was clear that Ayala Museum and their co-presenter CNN Philippines Life, and Avida hold the same aspirations. We all want to inspire, to motivate people to see and do things differently. and ultimately, to allow themselves to pursue their life’s passions,” shared Tess Tatco, Marketing Head of Avida.

With the tagline “Inspiration Got Us Started, Passion Keeps Us Going,” Ayala Museum, along with partners CNN Philippines Life and Avida, aims not only to showcase art, literature and historical trivia for public appreciation but also to provide big opportunities for audiences to find their own inspiration.

Guests will get the chance to experience today’s most renowned Filipino creatives in action. Top fashion photographer BJ Pascual and multi-hyphenate filmmaker Jerrold Tarog are scheduled to give talks about their areas of expertise.

Aside from the museum’s permanent exhibitions, a special collaborative exhibition by Viva Manila and the Philippine Lego Users Group depicting the grand architecture of old Manila, curated by urban planner Julia Nebrija, will be displayed at the event. Calligrapher and painter Anina Rubio will be creative live art on the Homepossible installation.

Avida is also launching “Pursuit of Passion,” a new lifestyle site and resource guide that aims to inspire dreamers and achievers to persevere and breathe life into their passion for art and design, wellness, and investments. Future content in “Pursuit of Passion” will include think pieces and essays contributed by thought leaders and experts, as well as respected icons in their field.

“At Avida’s part of the event, we’d like to inspire people to imagine and to create opportunities, to pursue their passions and to live the way they’ve always wanted to. That all this is made possible by living in a conducive environment. Avida’s event at the Museum Café, happening on the same day, will be open to those looking for a place to dream and thrive,” concludes Tatco.

Inspire Every Day and Homepossible will open at 10am and close at 6pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016. For more information, head on over to

National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week Hosted By SM Cares With UNICEF

SM Cares programs on PWD and Children, in partnership with UNICEF, Tanghalang Pilipino, and the Camera Club of the Philippines, celebrates the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week which started July 18, 2016.  The objective is to raise awareness and help create an inclusive environment for Children with Disabilities (CWDs) by highlighting their abilities instead of their disabilities. This will be dramatized via informative and educational activities for mall-goers through Tanghalang Pilipino’s stage play entitled “Sandosenang Sapatos,”, and the Camera Club of the Philippines’ photo exhibit entitled “See What I Can Do” that depict the everyday lives of Children with Disabilities.

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VP Leni Robredo together with UNICEF Philippines, SM Cares and the Camera Club of the Philippines officially opens the SEE WHAT I CAN DO Photo Exhibit #ThisAbilityPH

The NDPR event was launched at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia on July 18. Vice President Leni Robredo was the guest of honor.


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This initiative is just one of the collaborative efforts of SM Cares and UNICEF since being partners in 2008. This is to further the advocacy of SM to uphold the rights and welfare of children and persons with disabilities (PWDs).


National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week to raise awareness and help create an inclusive environment for Children with Disabilities (CWDs) by highlighting their abilities instead of their disabilities. This is being dramatized via informative and educational activities for mall-goers through Tanghalang Pilipino’s stage play entitled “Sandosenang Sapatos” in SM Mall of Asia

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Alexandra Margarette Tallod delivering her Speech in front of VP Leni Robredo and distinguished guests

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VP Leni Robredo leads the celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week held at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. The event is a partnership of SM Cares with UNICEF and Tanghalang Pilipino. #NDPR2016 #smcares

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SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation Inc., is the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. As a responsible mall developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change for the community.

SM Cares has six advocacies, mainly are programs for: Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding, Overseas Filipino Workers (The SM Global Pinoy) and Environment.

​SM and UNICEF have worked together in various projects such as the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene or the WASH Project wherein a portion of the sale of SM’s bottled water goes to the organization’s efforts to provide clean drinking water to various provinces in the country. To date, it has already helped more than 113,000 school children across the country.

To know more about SM Cares’ programs for Children, and PWDs, you may visit: or

Samsung and Yuchengco Museum Instagram Contest

Samsung and the Yuchengco Museum launched Culture Connect: Castrillo @ 50, an Instagram contest, which aims to inspire Filipinos to embrace their nationalistic pride and express it on social media.


Last year, Samsung launched the Culture Explorer application in the Philippines to celebrate the Filipino culture and heritage through exhibiting various plazas in Manila. Culture Explorer is an innovative mobile application that uses augmented reality technology to help people, especially the youth, learn about Manila’s plazas and other historical landmarks.

This year, to strengthen patriotism among Filipinos, Samsung and Yuchengco Museum are hosting Culture Connect: Castrillo @ 50, which would commemorate the works of nationalist Filipino sculptor, Eduardo Castrillo.

“Our collective love and passion for the Philippines and fellow countrymen are what keep us unified. Aside from encouraging the Filipinos to appreciate art, this contest also aims to provide an avenue for them to celebrate Philippine history and culture with the technology we have today. We hope that by doing such, we reinforce our countrymen’s nationalism, as being a Filipino is something to be proud of,” says Arlita Tayko-Narag, Head of Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation.

To celebrate Eduardo Castrillo’s 50th year as a professional artist, Culture Connect is set to feature his works this year. Castrillo is known as the monument maker, having produced figurative historical and religious monuments, and abstract environmental works not only in the Philippines but in other countries as well.

“Castrillo’s monuments, including Binhi ng mga Bayani located in Rizal Park, and People Power along EDSA, are cultural heritage pieces of our country. Commemorating some of the turning points in Philippine history, these monuments have become testimony to Castrillo’s passion for excellence in form, technique, and spirit,” shares Jeannie Javelosa, Curator of the Yuchengco Museum.

In line with Buwan ng Wika and Castrillo’s 50th anniversary, the Instagram contest will run for the entire month of August. Culture Connect: Castrillo @ 50 encourages everyone to share their pride and love for their roots and the Philippines through social media.

Join the contest by posting a photo of any of the select public art monuments on Instagram, and expressing what it means to you as a Filipino. Tag @CastrilloCultureConnect and use the hashtags #SamsungCultureConnect and #Castrillo50.

Up to three entries per person may be submitted under professional or open category. First-place winners under each category get a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and a Gear VR. Winning contest photos will be featured on the Culture Explorer application.

Contest runs from August 1 to 31. Winning entries will be announced online on September 13, and will be awarded on October 13.

For full mechanics and more information visit,, and follow @CastrilloCultureConnect on Instagram.