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BDO Supports MSMEs

The Micro, small scale, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the most challenging hit sector during the pandemic, even if they account for more than 90% of enterprises. They are the backbone of the economy, as MSMEs employ more than 5.3M of our fellow Filipinos.  Governor Benjamin Diokno of the (BSP) Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has stressed the urgency to help Micro Small Medium Enterprises to help sustain their businesses to continue to provide the best essential products and essential services to people each day.  THE OPPORTUNITY Small business owners can now sustain their business operations through the Kabuhayan Loan of BDO Network Bank (BDONB). The MSMEs operating for three years are now qualified to apply for a loan amounting between PHP 30,000 to PHP1 million. They can purchase the needed equipment, buy the required equipment or assets, increase their inventory of stocks, and expand their business in other locations.  A micro-enterprise owner Ernesto Abad, from Los BaƱos, Laguna


Last Saturday, me and my family were invited for the media preview of Okada Manila's family-friendly indoor fun facility. It was our first time to go there and were awed and satisfied our curiosity as to how it really looks like inside. 

After a long walk in the walls of Okada, finally we were able to reach Coral Wing--where PLAY is located. PLAY stands for Purposeful Learning And Activities for the Young. It sits inside the 44 hectare prime land and billion development which is the largest and booming entertainment resort city. Who would've thought there is a fun facility inside? 

Upon entering, we were given bands and took off our shoes, (please note that you need to wear socks all the time) and we went inside the happy place. My giddy and excited daughter immediately went all over the place that my mommy energy couldn't keep up. 

So what really sets them apart amongst the rest of the play/fun place?

The facility offers dedicated learning programs to address the developmental needs of the children, which includes:

1. Colors and Creations, an arts and crafts program designed to develop creativity and imagination by improving the use of fine motor skills. 

2. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a program aimed at enhancing the child's development as they explore the world around them. This also includes session for caregivers to stay updated and improve their communication, child-minding and domestic engineering skills, as well as one-on-one sessions for specific academic tutorial and special needs therapy.

3. Music and Movement, helps harness and showcase the natural talent of kids through group sessions focused on dance, music, and the performing arts 

4. Life Skills, where kids are trained on classes that focus on practical matters, such as social graces , good housekeeping, creative writing skills, anti-bullying, natural remedies, aromatherapy. and personal nutrition. 

PLAY boasts eight purposeful-built areas that will reward kids with the fun and adventure they crave for, no matter what age they are in. 

Aside from the aforementioned programs, they have eight purpose-built play areas that you and your kids will surely love. 

1. Wizard's Den, an interactive video game space where kids use gestures to defeat mythical creatures.

2. Mini Steps & Mini Me, a dedicated play and learning space for children aged 0-3 years old.

3. Little Town, this space allows children hands-on play in banking, postal, school, grocery, and home environment to gain valuable learning and practical experience of every day grown-up life.

4. Little Park, a two-level park and playground and maze where toddlers can spend their limitless energy and explore their physical strength

5. Sports Zone, an active zone with artificial grass court for sports games.

6. Janguru, a multi-level playground and maze for kids over 110 centimeters.

7. The Stage, where kids can unleash their inner performer and cultivate their singing, dancing, acting, and public speaking skills.

8. My Party Place, a gaming and events space that can host birthday parties, corporate events, team-building, activities, or any special occasion.

Their fun place can accommodate up to 300 guests and they have child-friendly comfort rooms, and emergency response team that is composed of first-aid qualified play coaches and marshals. They also have a snack bar (bringing of food inside is not allowed), a kiddie gift shop, and over 30 CCTVs to ensure kids have safe and secured environment.  

Ticket Price:
Php 750.00 half day for 5 hours. 
Pass includes one child and one adult guardian (18 yo and up). 

PLAY's Operating Hours: 
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am-12 midnight

For more information, you may contact them here:
Facebook page here: OKADA MANILA FACEBOOK
Visit their website here: Okada Manila
You may send them email:
Call them here: 02-888 0777


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