Alliance Français de Manille Storytelling Session

THE FRENCH cultural association Alliance Français de Manille will be holding its first storytelling session for children for 2021 on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. The session will be on Catharina Valckx’s Billy et le Gros Dur, about a cowboy hamster named Billy who, together with his worm friend Jean-Claude, try to unmask the badger bandit terrorizing the neighborhood and stealing from the poor. The storytelling session is intended for children aged three years old and above and the story will be told in both French and English. Access to the session is free via the Facebook page of Alliance Français de Manille.

Enderun webinar on parenting in the digital age

ENDERUN colleges will be hosting a webinar about the important role of parents and the very nature of Generation Z entitled, “For Parents: Guiding Gen Z in their Future Careers,” on Jan. 9, 2 p.m., via Zoom. Inspirational speaker Francis Kong will be talking at the webinar about parenting in the digital age. The talk is ideal for parents with children between the ages of 10 to 24 who are considered part of Generation Z. The members of this generation are known as the true digital natives, as they have been highly exposed to the internet, social networks, and mobile systems since birth and are now living in competitive and technology-driven environments as they approach high school, college, and the workforce. With the increasing demands and impact of digital transformation, it is relevant to discuss the critical skill sets the children need to possess that will prepare them for the jobs of the future. To register for the webinar, visit

Manulife financial wellness webinar

MANULIFE will be holding a financial wellness webinar on Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m., where its financial advisers will tell Filipinos how they can better manage their finances in 2021. The webinar will be joined by actresses Anne Curtis and Jasmine Curtis-Smith, basketball player Kobe Paras and actor Andre Paras. The virtual event will be hosted by Luis Manzano. To join the webinar, register at

The Farm at San Benito Healing Festival

THE FARM at San Benito will be holding its first healing arts festival from Jan. 11 to 13, to be held onsite at the Farm’s amphitheater. Among the events included in the festival are Crystal Healing Bowls and Gong Bath by Francesca Warnke, Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m.; and an Introduction to Authentic Happiness Life Coaching and Vocal Sound Healing by Sita Shakti, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. To learn more about the event and to register, visit Healing Festival 2021 | The Farm at San Benito.

Benilde seminars of basic Filipino Sign Language

A THREE-part webinar on the basics of Filipino Sign Language (FSL) will be hosted by the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The lectures aim to equip families, students, educators, professionals and members of the community with the knowledge and skills essential to become more informed about the world of the deaf. The webinar will be held on Jan. 16, 23, and 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Ticket to the webinar cost P600 and come with full access to all three webinars and video recordings of the sessions. It will likewise grant access to online FSL posters and video tutorials for an FSL song, plus 60 Christmas-related FSL signs and a raffle entry. To register, go to