Fun Programs at The Galileo Summer Learning Camp 2017

Still in search for summer activities for your kids?  Check out the fun programs at the  Galileo Summer Learning Camp.


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Importance of Summer Learning

Galileo Summer Program 2017

The summer vacation has arrived and students are all very excited to hit the beach or go out of town. After spending ten months inside the classroom, finishing projects, doing homework at night and weekends, and studying for examinations, students definitely look forward to taking a break during the summer time for play and fun with their friends.

For teachers, the break means an uphill battle with the “summer slide.” Studies show that students could lose up to 2 months of literacy and math skills throughout the summer season, especially that the preschool and grade school years are the crucial stage to develop foundational skills needed in the long run. To solve this problem, enrolling kids in a Summer Program that runs for an hour or two per day answers the learning gap.

We at Galileo acknowledges the different learning pace and style of each child, taking into account one’s need for an encouraging and positive learning environment. Our organization aims to improve students’ academic aptitude by cultivating mastery of Math and English skills in a fun and meaningful way, thereby making them lifelong learners.

This summer, Galileo will be offering programs that will help prevent summer learning loss in an exciting ways. These innovative programs tap into the interests of the students while at the same time teach them with essential and practical learning skills.

The Galileo Summer Learning Camp (SLC) is a summer program that taps into a child’s interests while exposing him to a wide range of activities, preparing him for school, and further enhancing his social skills. This year, the Galileo Summer Learning Camp brings the fun and learning to the streets through its theme: Celebrating Filipino Games and Culture. This module celebrates the Filipino culture of connecting with friends through games, while at the same time strengthening body coordination, strategy, and skills.

The two-module Summer Learning Camp features well-known Filipino games for children and bring it to the classroom. These games will be integrated with other activities unique to the Galileo Summer Learning Camp such as art activities, creative storytelling, interactive songs, and cooperative playing.The SLC focuses on bodily-kinesthetic learning enriched with cognitive- related learning because the toddlers’ age, (1.5- 3 y.o) is the time when they need to develop motor skills, along with their thinking and perception skills.  In addition, some learning concepts such as shapes, colors and few letter recognition will be introduced.

The Wikang Filipino is a Filipino Reading Program — students will be reading Filipino texts to develop their reading comprehension and vocabulary in Filipino. Explore the world of wonder and discover what it means to be a child in a Filipino culture.

The two-module program offers local titles from Adarna Publishing House that not only teaches students to comprehend Filipino texts, but also increases their appreciation for the Filipino culture.

The Summer Math Club is a program integrating Math concepts to real-life situations, it aims to enhance student’s mathematical ability, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

The two-module program aims to teach money management and entrepreneurship along with the Math concepts essential to each lesson such as basic operations, percentage, decimals, measurement, and graphs.

The Junior Robotics: Creative Engineering is a theme-based program which uses LEGO Education’s WeDo materials and activities. It encompasses specific subject matter such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Language.

Based on case study, each project task will eventually lead the students of all ages into the ability to acquire new knowledge. Being well-equipped with the continuous knowledge they had learnt, students will have better capability to adapt in the ever-growing technology environment. This program is in collaboration with Cyberland International Education Centre Singapore.

The Digital Summer Camp: Coding and Technology is a techie summer treat that allows children to have fun while learning digital skills. This programming course aims to break classroom walls and create a learning space that will boost child’s creativity using technology. It also encourages learning through collaboration and cooperation. With Power Mac trainers as their mentors, children will be able to enhance their use of digital tools and bring life to their imagination. This is in collaboration with Power Mac Center, one of the recognized leading Apple Premium Reseller, Authorized Education Reseller, Authorized Training Center and Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines.

For more information about Galileo Summer Programs, you can call 8451234 or email

Have You Taken Chowking’s #BuksanParaMalaman Challenge

Just a few more days until select Chowking branches offer FREE in-store sampling of Chowking Chunky Asado sioplets! They may be mini siopaos but they sure are filled with big chunky and asadong-asado filling.  Mark your calendars and check if your fave Chowking stores have these sioplets on November 28.

Chowking Novaliches and Chowking Glorietta already surprised their customers a few weeks back. Thousands of excited customers lined up at sampling booths for Chowking’s #BuksanParaMalaman challenge, to try out the Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao. They tasted the hot and soft siopao and discovered just how chunky at asadong-asado it truly is.


Chowking Novaliches. Customers were excited to open their Chowking Chunky Asado Siopaos to discover the true taste of a meaty, asadong-asado siopao treat.

Aside from this delicious surprise, a trick art station was set up and customers were able to have their creative and interactive photos taken with the giant Chunky Asado Siopao photo wall.

Chowking Glorietta. Customers playfully posed at the trick art station to capture their delicious encounter with the Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao.

Chowking Glorietta. Customers playfully posed at the trick art station to capture their delicious encounter with the Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao.

Customers were delighted and satisfied with their Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao experience. A customer who sampled the siopao noted how it was, “siksik ang laman, malasa, at masarap.” Another one who lined up at one of the sampling stations said “talagang solved ka, kasi hindi tipid sa laman at malambot pa ‘yung bun,” while someone shared “lasang asado talaga, masarap at malaman kasi Chowking.”

Here’s one who doesn’t need convincing!  My Jakei can eat Chowking Chunky Asado siopao everyday and be completely happy about it.


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How To Eat the Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao

  1. Check out the CHUNKY asado pieces inside the siopao.
  2. Take a big BITE.
  3. Chew and SAVOR the flavorful chunky asado and soft bun.
  4. SMILE and repeat steps. 🙂

Don’t forget to mark your calendars – NOVEMBER 28. Take the Chowking’s #BuksanParaMalaman challenge to see (uhm, taste) for yourself why my little boy loves this siopao. 🙂

McHappy Day Stripes Run 2015: Ready, Set, Read!

Did you know that our much-loved McDonald’s is a very passionate advocate of child literacy in the country? The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Philippines has touched over 11 million children through their flagship program, ‘Ronald McDonald Read to Learn’.

The famous red stripes has come up with this year’s big event to raise funds for the literacy program through the McHappy Day Stripes Run. Yep, we are all invited to run for a cause, people! A very good cause at that.

mchappy day stripes run

McHappy Day Stripes Run 2015 is open to everyone. This year’s event is even bigger than anyone has ever imagined. One will happen in BGC, Taguig City on November 28 and another round will be hosted in People’s Park, Davao City on December 5.

You don’t need to have any professional experience with marathons. Of course, some distance training might come in really handy to avoid injuries. The organizers have thought of everything. There are several distance brackets to choose from so that anyone can participate. The categories are for 1k, 3k, 5k, and 10k; regardless if you’re a kid, a teen, or an adult, there’s one that will fit you just right. You can run with your friends, your whole family, or even on your own. Remember: this is for a very, very good cause.

It’s not even a hassle to register for the event. All you have to do is fill out the form from any of the selected branches or online at When that’s done, settle the fees based on the bracket you chose, and you can claim your race kit immediately after.

Race categories include:

  • Catch Hamburglar 1K (8 years and below) – Php 400
  • Run Grimace Run 3K Children (15 years old and below) – Php 495
  • Run Grimace Run 3K Adult (16 years old and up) – Php 495
  • McDonald’s Family Dash 3K (2 kids under 15 years and 2 adults) – Php 1500
  • Early Birdie 5K (16 years old and up) – Php 795
  • Ronald McDonald Challenge 10K (16 years old and up) – Php 995

Each kit includes a McHappy Day shirt, McDonald’s red and white striped socks, stub for a free McDonald’s breakfast meal at the venue, and a race bib. I’m really gonna treasure those socks. LOL!

But the fun won’t end there! After the race, participants can make their day even more enjoyable by visiting the activity booths at the venue. It’s all about making the most out of the day. And when you come home tired and maybe a little sore, you can go to bed with a smile, knowing that you helped a child have the opportunity to learn to read. If that’s not fulfilling enough, I don’t know what is.

For more information on the McHappy Day Stripes Run, visit or follow McDonald’s official Facebook page at Sign-up today and tell your family and friends about it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #McDoStripesRun and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram.

Here’s the list of registration centers. 🙂 Sign-up today as you grab some Chicken McDo or a BigMac!

McDonald’s Greenbelt, Makati
McDonald’s People Support, Makati
McDonald’s Makati Ave, Makati
McDonald’s Valero , Makati
McDonald’s 32nd Street , Fort Bonifacio
McDonald’s BGC Forum, Fort Bonifacio
McDonald’s Park Triangle Mall , Fort Bonfacio
McDonald’s Bench, Fort Bonifacio
McDonald’s Forbes Town Center , Fort Bonifacio
McDonald’s Eastwood, Quezon City
McDonald’s Quezon Ave. , Quezon City
McDonald’s Katipunan, Quezon City
McDonald’s ETON Centris, Quezon City
McDonald’s Greenhills, San Juan
McDonald’s Strata 100 , Ortigas
McDonald’s Tycoon, Ortigas
McDonald’s Alabang, Muntinlupas
McDonald’s Pontevia , Las Pinas
McDonald’s Sucat Caritas , Las Pinas
McDonald’s Blue Bay , Manila
McDonald’s Jose Abad, Manila
McDonald’s Pioneer, Mandaluyong
McDonald’s Marcos Highway, Marikina
RUNNR BGC, Fort Bonifacio

McDonald’s SM City Davao
McDonald’s Damosa
McDonald’s Matina Crossing
McDonald’s Abreeza
McDonald’s NCCC Mall
McDonald’s Bajada
McDonld’s Davao Pampanga
McDonald’s Sta Ana
McDonald’s Illustre
McDonald’s Bolton
McDonald’s MTS
McDonald’s Gaisano Mal

ASUS: Unfold Your New Incredible Story

What does a non-techie – even almost techie-averse – mom do when she receives an invite to a tech event?  Ask her favorite geek to cover the event for her, of course!  🙂

Last October 21, ASUS launched their newest top-of-the-line series – the Zen AiO Pro Series, 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor Zenbooks, the ASUS Transformer Book, and ASUS ROG’s next-generation Gaming Notebooks – all powered by Microsoft Windows 10. My husband Jasper Espino, co-anchor of Arpee Lazaro and Edsel Lorete at DWIZ’s Mag-Internet Tayo, attended the event in my stead.  He had a wonderful time, of course, but I wouldn’t want to bore you with the nitty-gritties (you can check out our FB page for event pics) so here’s a quick rundown of the awesome features of the latest series from ASUS.

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The Heart of 51Talk

We Filipinos have always been regarded as the best English speakers in Asia.  We are also naturally pleasant, friendly, and patient.  Thus, it is not surprising to find that many online English teaching sites have Filipinos in their roster of teachers.  This is also why several such sites have already set base here in the Philippines.

Among those is 51Talk.  Pronounced as FIVE-ONE-TALK, 51Talk may be read as “I want TALK” in Mandarin. Since it was established in China in 2011, 51Talk is not the number 1 online English platform in China.  It also continues to be the fastest growing online English Language Teaching (ELT) platform n the Philippines since it began operations here in 2012.

At the heart of 51talk are the e-Educators and all the people who strive to make 51talk the premier online ELT platform in the country.  Knowing the importance of their teachers, 51Talk paid tribute to them during the National Teachers’ Month the #51TalkTeacherStory contest.

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