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Plantable pencils, anyone?

Have you heard of pencils that can be planted?

A young company based in Cebu called Eco Hub Cebu has innovated the plantable pencils. The development of the pencil that can grow into plants was realized to help lessen global warming and raise awareness about the environment.

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Eco Hub Cebu said one can grow plants from pencils by simply placing the stub on moist soil.

They explained the product is no different to regular pencils, except that its tail end is a “gelatin capsule” that contains plant seeds instead of an eraser enclosed in a metal case.

The capsules of each pencil are preservative-free, non-genetically modified organism (GMO) allergen-free, and gluten-free.

The pencil, which is lead-free, is made up of sustainable wood, graphite, clay, and non-GMO seeds.

It also comes in variety namely tomato, sunflower, carrot, citronella seeds, and basil, which is their fastest growing plant, germinating between five to ten days after planting.

Eco Hub Cebu also offers other sustainable products such as reusable straws and utensils.

Source: Manila Bulletin Online, Flying Ketchup

2019 Midterm Elections

Some friendly reminder to our kababayans out there, go out and vote on Monday (May 13, 2019). Exercise your right of suffrage. If you want your wishes for the government be known let your vote be your voice.

This midterm election will be our third time to vote. Hubby and I were so glad that we are exercising our right as a Filipino. In 2015, we were able to beat the deadline for Comelec registration. We took our biometrics at the Quezon City Hall braving the long lines and heat of the sun.

On election day, you should be able to prepare a list of your candidates to make it easier for you to find their names in the ballot.

And to avoid long queues in polling precincts, go to your designated polling place early. Without any hassle, you could cast your vote in probably less than 30 minutes.

Checking on the criteria we have here, we can now choose the candidates that deserve our votes. Have you decided whom to vote for the midterm elections? Who is your bet?

Reflect on how Jesus lived: Visit the BGC Walkway this Holy Week

Commemorate the Lenten season with an interactive stations of the cross and a free concert

With over a decade of bringing life to the true meaning of Holy Week through the “Walkway: Reflections on the Stations of the Cross” exhibit, Bonifacio High Street together with Church Simplified once again rolls it out from April 14-21, 2019 with this year’s theme focusing on how Jesus lived during the Roman rule.

Moving away from the traditional depictions of the Passion of Christ, the Walkway uses contemporary art to give meaning to each immersive station that features literal structures and symbols which tells the story of Jesus’ life.

Reflection for the whole family: Fun Activities for the Kids and a FREE Concert

Cap off the Holy Week with Easter Sunday festivities on April 21, 2019, 3PM, at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center, with a Hawaiian-themed Tiki Easter Adventure for the kids to enjoy, and the Walkway Concert that asks people “what is your resurrection story”? The free music festival will be featuring local acts Unique, Urbandub, South Border, Barbie Almalbis, and Aia de Leon.

“BGC has always been a destination for those staying in the metro. For over a decade, the Walkway is a respite that lets everyone reflect within the confines of the city, and has transformed many relationships and lives,” said Joanne Magno, Associate City Marketing Manager of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC).

This Holy Week, all roads lead to BGC, where Lent is a celebration of life and love. Visit “Walkway: Reflections on the Stations of the Cross”, an interactive exhibit open to all, over at the Bonifacio High Street (BHS) strip in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, this Lenten season from April 14-21, 2019.

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