May 13, 2024

MIND S-Cool TV Special Episodes to air and Biodiversity Crisis Escape Room comes to The Mind Museum

Hindi lang tayo ang sakop ng buhay; ang bawat buhay sa buhay, magkadugtong-dugtong.
(We are NOT the only ones embraced by life; ALL life is interconnected.)

Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) and the United States Agency for International Development have joined forces to bring you a two-part biodiversity special of MIND S-COOL TV as well as a traveling Biodiversity Crisis Escape Room (BCER). Both projects serve to innovatively highlight the critical concepts of “roles” and “collaboration” in addressing the biodiversity crisis as well as the “measures” of the values, not only monetary, that we should all consider living with nature.

BCER is the first, traveling, experiential, immersive space, made up of 3 main rooms that will stand for the biodiversity crisis. The goal is for the participants to escape the crisis TOGETHER by helping one another realize and fulfill their roles. BCER will be hosted by BAFI’s The Mind Museum right after its opening at the museum on May 22 and will travel to host venues in Subic (Harbor Point, June15), Puerto Princesa (Robinson’s Mall, June 29) and Davao (Abreeza Mall, July 27) to enjoin participants who include – legislators, enforcers, regulators as well as community leaders – including cultural leaders AND local flora and fauna as well in the form of life-sized moving puppets, manned by professional puppeteers. It will also welcome the general public to experience this very unique and meaningful escape room on the dates mentioned. 

Inside BCER, participants will take on roles that they would randomly pick. They will enter 3 connected rooms that they could only escape from if they understand what needs to be done and that they work together. The challenges they will face in each room are closely tied to realizing the “Mga Sukat ng Kalikasan” (measures/values of nature) in order to escape the biodiversity crisis. The experience will be facilitated so it will mimic the real human conversations and actions that need to happen in decision-making involving our natural heritage in which we all share in terms of not just benefits but also responsibilities.

The 2-part biodiversity special of MIND S-COOL TV, the #1 science show across all channels is a TV version of BCER fleshing out a narrative that will involve our main questers as well as non-human “players” who will be called to help out since MIND S-COOL has been held hostage by the biodiversity crisis. They will experience being trapped in the rooms together with other characters, including life-sized puppets that represent non-humans such as flora, fauna, habitats, abiotic elements giving nature a “voice”. The story of this special 2-part can be summarized as “all life is embedded in nature and we need to realize its many values because if we don’t, the quality of our interconnected lives will be degraded.” Part 1 of this special will air on May 26, 11 am and replayed at 4:30 PM on OnePh Channel on Cignal while part 2 will air the week after. These will be followed by replays for 6 weeks.

Kathy Wachala, Chief of Party for USAID’s Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and Landscapes (SIBOL) project, says: “This partnership with BAFI to do BCER and MIND S-COOL TV enabled us to roll-out a very powerful way for stakeholders to internalize their actual roles and work together to come up with solutions to the biodiversity crisis.” Maria Isabel Garcia, Managing Director/Curator of BAFI, also comments on the project, saying, “We are so inspired by the kind of partnership we have with USAID SIBOL since it allowed us to recruit very imaginative ways of engagement for science to serve life, biodiversity.”

We can all escape the biodiversity crisis if we understand that all lives are interconnected and that we all work together, now.

To know more about the USAID SIBOL project and its interventions, you may send an email to

Mind S-Cool TV and Biodiversity Crisis Escape Room were conceived and created by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., the creator and operator of The Mind Museum and the BGC Arts Center.


May 7, 2024

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with foodpanda

This Mother's Day, it's time to give back to the remarkable women who have shaped our lives with love and unwavering support. foodpanda is celebrating this great day by expressing appreciation through the joy that delicious food brings.

foodpanda knows how important it is to show thanks for the endless efforts and love of mothers. That's why foodpanda is offering the gift of vouchers for Mother's Day. Treat your mothers to the wonderful array of flavorful dishes foodpanda has to offer, and allow her to indulge in her favorite dishes from the comfort of her own home. Here are ways we can show our appreciation to our moms and honor her on her special day:

A feast made for a queen
Let foodpanda take care of your Mother’s Day feast and create an unforgettable experience for her. Whether she longs for gourmet delicacies, comforting home-cooked meals, or exotic international flavors, the restaurants in foodpanda guarantee that specialness for a special loved one. From mouthwatering mains to decadent desserts, delight your mom with a feast fit for a queen. For first-time foodpanda users, you get free delivery on a new customer’s first foodpanda order and by using the code NANAY to get ₱150 off from a minimum order value of ₱599 on May 11 and 12.

Spending the whole day together
After a delightful day spent with your mom—be it watching movies, enjoying board games, or listening to her cherished childhood tales—why not extend the joy by picking up her favorite meal? Continue your special bonding time at home over a delicious dinner. With foodpanda's pick-up service, not only is it convenient, but you’ll also receive a FREE Pau-Pau plushie when you order at least ₱770 from participating Pizza Hut branches such as McKinley, GA Tower, Panama Kalayaan, and more, from May 9-12.

Create a homemade dinner
End Mother's Day on a delicious note by preparing a homemade dinner for your mom. Show your love by whipping up her favorite dishes, whether it's a scrumptious plate of pasta, a crunchy plate of fried chicken, or a decadent dessert. Get the best help on Mother's Day and use foodpanda, to get your groceries right outside your door. Make your homemade meal better and use the code BESTMOM to get ₱500 cashback a minimum order value of ₱1,499 and get up to 25% off on your groceries on May 11 and 12.

Give her the best day off
For new moms celebrating their first Mother's Day, it can be overwhelming to raise a newborn. Show how thankful you are for her incredible dedication and love they've poured into their newborns by giving them a full day of relaxation and self-care. Show them how special they are by treating them to their favorite meal delivered right to their doorstep with foodpanda. Let them enjoy a day of gratitude for all their love and hard work.

Present a Thoughtful Gift
Wrap up Mother's Day with a thoughtful gift and let her know just how much she means to you, making her feel cherished and appreciated not just on Mother's Day, but every day. A perfect way to show that is to give her a membership to foodpanda, giving her code vouchers for 6 months. Make it better by using the code PROYOUMOM and get 50% off on a 6-month pro subscription (for a limited time only).

This Mother's Day, honor the amazing woman who has raised who you are today. Celebrate Mother's Day with foodpanda, and let the flavors of love and appreciation fill your home.

Order now at foodpanda using the app or at Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there!

May 3, 2024

May 2024 movies to heat up summer

Don’t miss this exciting movie lineup opening in cinemas in May!

May 1 - The Fall Guy (Universal Pictures International)
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham
Directed by: David Leitch

He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?
May 1 - Tarot (Columbia Pictures)
Stars: Jacob Batalon, Avantika, Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley
Directed by: Spenser Cohen and Anna Halberg

When a group of friends recklessly violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings – never use someone else’s deck – they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death to escape the future foretold in their readings.

May 15 - IF (Paramount Pictures)
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Cailey Fleming; with the voices of Steve Carell, George Cloonney, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Blake Lively, Emily Blunt
Directed by: John Krasinski

From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends – and what she does with that superpower – as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids.
May 15 - Monkey Man (Universal Pictures International)
Stars: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala
Directed by: Dev Patel

Oscar® nominee Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.
May 15 - Back to Black (Universal Pictures International; Ayala exclusive)
Stars: Marisa Abela, Jack O'Connell
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson

A celebration of the most iconic – and much missed – homegrown star of the 21st century, Back to Black tells the extraordinary tale of Amy Winehouse. Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, Back to Black honors Amy’s artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.

#Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

May 22 - Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth
Directed by: George Miller

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.


May 29 - The Garfield Movie (Columbia Pictures)
Stars: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult
Directed by: Mark Dindal

Garfield, the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

*Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.*

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