Monday, January 25, 2021

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

BDJ Celebrates 15 Years Of Empowering Women To Achieve Their Dreams

BDJ Celebrates 15 Years Of Empowering Women To Achieve Their Dreams

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

From the It Girl you loved from the beginning down to the grounded dreamer we all know now, Belle de Jour (BDJ) Power Planner had a transformative journey that encouraged women everywhere to be empowered enough to chase their dreams. We first met Bella, the famous girl in the cover, as that chic with a vibrant lifestyle and now she’s promoting dreampowerment and even advocates for the environment. This November 2020, Belle de Jour Power Planner is now turning fifteen (15) and for every year it brings out fresh concepts and surprises at the table, for this year, it is definitely loaded with a lot more!

In its 15th year, BDJ’s theme is I Grow With The Earth, a reminder that the roots of the earth hold both nature and humanity in its hands — you are one with it. To be grounded and to be connected with the Earth means embracingly going through tumultuous changes it brings to arrive at transformation. This concept is more than just Bella, the cover girl, exuding vibes of nature, but it also embodies BDJ’s growth and journey throughout the years, both its humble beginnings, potential-driven present, and abundant future.

 

We Grow With The Earth

Staying true to its Earth concept and women empowerment pillar, BDJ partnered with Centre for Sustainability PH, an environmental NGO from Puerto Princesa City that is led by women. This partnership aims to save 15 million square meters of virgin rainforests in the Philippines. Just as BDJ values community-centered work, Centre for Sustainability PH does, too, with their work that comes from, communities, for communities, and goes to communities. Their mission is to protect PH’s last 3% of the remaining pristine forest through legal establishment of protected areas. Their pillars are land conversation, reforestation, and citizen science. You can participate in this partnership simply by purchasing one BDJ Planner! For every one planner purchased, you get to save 750 square meters of virgin rainforests since a portion of BDJ sales will be going to this cause.

Another environment-centric program initiated by BDJ is the Adopt-A-Tree Program to save Ipo Watershed. 98% of Metro Manila’s water needs are supplied by the Angat-Umiray-Ipo Watershed, which the Ipo Watershed is a vital link of. It covers 7,236 hectares, primarily consisting of public forestlands, within the municipalities of Norzagaray and City of San Jose Del Monte in the Province of Bulacan and the Municipality of Rodriguez in the Province of Rizal. In just a span of years, forest cover has declined from a percentage of 85% to 40% putting the watersheds in danger. The program comes in to action by opening the opportunity to a network or a group to adopt a native tree, which will be planted by a Forest Ranger on their behalf. All reports will then be given to the adopter for this initiative and will be documented via the pages of Eco Exploration.

Lastly, BDJ transforms the pages of the planner for its 15th year by adopting FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper. This means the paper used for the 2021 collection are ethically and sustainably sourced to help manage the world’s forest. Users area well assured that the wood and paper used for their planners are harvested responsibly throughout the manufacturing process. For this year, BDJ gives back and grows with the Earth by promoting an empowered and environmentally active Bella.

 

Endless Possibilities, Community Focus, and Navigating Through Change

BDJ started as an idea of “the perfect planner for a perfect job” penned by the one who started it all, Dar Ty-Nilo. It was already a challenging start for the girlboss, since the first year of its release the world is faced with the global financial crisis. But with just 1,500 copies and PHP4,000 capital. Dar birthed BDJ and said game! to every challenge that came its way up to today’s global pandemic, it still thrives. From 2007 to 2020, BDJ continues to inspire its community to achieve their goals, live intentionally, and make a difference in their spheres of influence. The Bella Tribe started with a community of planner junkies who fitted the personality of Bella then it grew to a women community with the Women Summit. From a community of women it expanded to a community that empowers each other to dream through the Freedom to Dream summit. Both the Women Summit and the Freedom to Dream Summit are activities spearheaded by BDJ to campaign for women empowerment and dreampowerment.

BDJ has always been fueled by the desire to impact change. It innovates and leads collaboration & campaigns with brands that share the same intention. In 2018, BDJ launched Magic of Kindness in partnership with Goldilocks, which was a small celebration of the joy that simple kindness brings. Participation in this campaign meant empowering the dreams of the underprivileged yet deserving youth across the nation. Part of this program was allotted to conduct a donation drive and give out pastry to strangers. In 2019, Women of the World was launched in partnership with Wacoal, wherein 30 different women but with a common story of going against traditional roles of society were featured.

BDJ is also known for the Passion Series which gathers the community to talk about successes and growths with inspirational people who championed in their respective fields. If you’re a long-time Bella, you may have remembered BDJ’s Beauty Bootcamp, which is a celebration of beauty within every Bella out there. While BDJ’s Women In Action called for every Bella to show how their feathers soared through their personal achievements. Beside these programs, every year, launch weekends are held to accompany the release of the latest planner lineup. Not only does BDJ work towards a planner that would cater and keep up with every needs of a Bella, but also culminating activities within the community to support them with their goals and dreams.

The celebrations of 15 years is a reminder that BDJ has always stood on the ground of empowering women to live by design, with purpose and possibilities, towards their dreams. This 2020, on its 15th year anniversary, BDJ stands as a reminder — cherish this time and realize that without facing challenges with courage and trust, we cannot move forward and grow. Braced with plans for the rest of the year and for the bright future ahead, BDJ is ever-ready to transform and grow with the earth.

Join BDJ on its 15th anniversary by staying plugged for updates via facebook.com/bdjbuzz and shop.ilovebdj.com

US Lifts Covid Travel Ban On Europe, UK, Brazil

Two days before Trump departs his position, lifted travel bans from the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, and Brazil starting Jan. 26

Gov’t Vows Sustainable, Fully Integrated Vaccination Plan

LGU and private sectors work as one to sustain and fully integrate vaccines in the country.

World Vision And KOICA Help Over 13500 Families Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic In Marawi

Around 13,500 families in Marawi City received assistance as part of World Vision and KOICA’s health response.

DOH Recommends More Testing For Travelers Entering PH

Inirekomenda ng DOH ang karagdagang testing sa mga papasok sa Pinas. Madadagdagan nga ba ang bilang ng 14-day quarantine?

DOST-Calabarzon Develops Contactless Attendance System

Ayos! May panibago na tayong Contactless Attendance System sa bansa. Alamin kung paano.

HPG To Augment Personnel To Improve Traffic

Kailangan na nga bang dagdagan ang mga traffic enforcer sa daan?

MRT-3 Serves Record 157K Passengers Since Covid Lockdown

Kamangha-mangha ang dami ng pasahero ang naitala simula nang magbalik operasyon ang MRT-3 station ngayong taon.

PSE, PDS Urge Congress To Pass CREATE Bill

The newly proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (CREATE) aims to make the Philippines an attractive investment hub!

Monitoring System For Those Who Get Covid-19 Vaccine Vital

Ano sa tingin ninyo ang maaaring susunod na hakbang para sa mga makakatanggap ng bakuna?

House Pushes For More Benefits To Solo Parents

Alamin ang mga karagdagang benepisyo para sa mga single parent, hatid ng pamahalaan.

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Lifestyle

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

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POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

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Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Mrs. Garcia’s: The Meat Of The Matter For The New Normal

Looking for fresh and quality meats at affordable prices?

Entertainment

First-Time ‘Himig’ Interpreters Reveal What Being Part The Competition Means To Them

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FATE: THE WINX SAGA You Focus, You Learn, You Grow. Transformation Awaits On January 22

OMG! Bet your childhood WINX CLUB becomes corporeal as it releases their FATE: THE WINX SAGA original series on Netflix!

Newest Boys’ Love Tandem Gives All The Feels In Thai Series “A Tale Of Thousand Stars”

BL fans eyes here! Another best of Thai series entitled "A Tale of Thousand Stars," can now be streamed for free on iWantTFC!

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NTT Appoints Abhijit Dubey As Global Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd. From 1 April 2021

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Marikina Lauds MMDA’s Move To Prevent Future Flooding

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realme Says Yellow To 2021 With The Best Deals Of The Month

realme products are on sale this January! Here are the specific dates:

Bicol Logs 23 Covid-19 Recoveries

No new death, 23 more recoveries; DOH regional reports in Bicol's Covid-19 case.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos requested the DPWH to fix street lights on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, citing commuters are in danger.

Cebu BRT Project Partially Operational Before Yearend: Tugade

Cebuanos can start to ride more modernized public transportations before 2021 ends!

SMC Extends Free Toll To Medical Frontliners On Skyway Stage 3

Wow! Extended pa ang pa-free toll ng SMC para sa mga medical frontliners!