Dear Friend,

Papemelroti shares the joys of the multitudes of graduates as they conquer the world!  May they dream big and never lose the ideals of youth! 

How can one be assured of success in the competitiveness of today's global market?  Let's remember thes age-old words of wisdom that have worked for the Papemelroti business as well:

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." from the book of Proverbs 16:3

In honor of all graduates (and their friends and families), we would like to give you a free gift this March!

From our digital library, you can download a free graduate graphic to use for your e-greetings to special graduates in your life!  You may also use this as a wallpaper for your desktop or phone!

Click here to download - Instructions: Right click on the graphic and select "Save as" to save to your computer. 

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We're So Glad for our Grads!
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Congratulations Graduate!  You finally made it!

Papemelroti shares your joy as you conquer the world!  Dream big and never lose the ideals of your youth!  As you venture out and search for the best career path to take, we offer a prayer for your success.

Want to give your teachers gifts of appreciation? 
Click here for some Teacher Gifts suggestions.

Looking for gifts for your fellow graduates?
Click here for graduation giveaways and tokens.

Feature: Artist Trading Cards

Making and collecting ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) is a hobby that is increasing in popularity nowadays.  Artists around the world exchange their works of art in a standard size of 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (size of a baseball card).

Their masterpieces reflect their unique styles using different mediums.  It's so fun to collect ATCs!  To trade, just join one of the clubs online such as

Papemelroti artist Peggy is offering one of her original ATCs for whoever wins her raffle draw on March 31!  All you need to do is be a follower on her blog at to gain one raffle entry!  Her blog has art tutorials and inspirational tidbits for everyone!

Projects for Families

Children who get to discover their interests and talents early on in life are able to more fully develop their potential.  If they have fun doing productive and meaningful tasks, this will be a way of life for them.

Summer vacation is an ideal time for parents and children to do projects together for a worthy cause!  Here are some ideas.

Why not do some spring cleaning and gather books for...

The Philippines Mini Library Project

Donated books for the Puerto Galera (Mindoro) mini library are now being accepted!  Deliver books to:

c/o Mayor Hubert Dolor / Puerto Galera
2nd floor LMP bldg. 265 Ermin Garcia St. Cubao, Quezon City

The best kind of books to donate are instructional / how-to, educational and picture books.  Spread the word!!! 

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." - Proverbs 22:6

"Lent" literally means "springtime".  It's a time of special grace for all Christians to grow and be transformed from the inside out!

 See lots of ecumenical Christian events you can join this Lenten Season (at the right side of the e-newsletter)!  We hope you have a blessed and meaningful observance.

For teens, check out these suggestions on spending these 40 days in fruitful ways, click here.


Free Craft: Artstand

Summer is just around the corner and with a lot of free time on the children's hands, this project is just the thing to encourage their creativity!

All you need: glue, 7 toilet paper tube rolls, small sheet of cardboard, scrap cloth, strip of lace and optional die cut decor


1. Gather all the materials.  The scrap cloth is nicer if you find different designs but in a matching color.  We used blue denim with printed blue florals and stripes. 

2. Cover all the paper tubes with the cloth by wrapping them and tucking the ends inside with glue.

3. Trace one end of the tube onto the cardboard so you can cover one end (so the pens don't fall out!).  Cover this with cloth held on by glue and then attach to the bottom of the tube like in the picture.

4. Bunch all the tubes together and secure with glue and the strip of lace so it stands firmly together.

5. Fill it up with your pens and enjoy!

*Have an easy, inexpensive do-it-yourself craft to share?  Send it to us at

*See more free crafts and projects to make here


Volunteerism: Big Brother Big Sister

The Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) Community Outreach Program helps fill the needs of Filipino children living in remote mountain areas. 

Each year, sponsors and volunteers carry the school supplies and trek through mountain trails to give to the children in person.  On May 22 - 23 this year, BBBS will visit the communities of Cambulo and Batad in Ifugao province, Northern Luzon to distribute school packs.

You can help today by being a Big Brother or a Big Sister and meet the children or you can sponsor a child or more!  With only P300 or $7 you can assure a child of 1 year's school supplies!

Do pass the message on!

For more information, visit the BBBS website

*To receive more volunteer opportunities, click here and join the Social Action Events Subscriber List  (and help a nation in need!)



- up to March 16 - Calling all Filipino 13-18 yr. students!  Join the WWII True Stories Contest!  click here

- March 15 (1st & 3rd Mondays) - Pathways Open Prayer Meeting, Janssen Hall, Christ the King, E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City click here

- March 12,19,26 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Prayer Meeting, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City contact to confirm the schedule 

- March 12 (2nd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at 6750 Steel Carpark (beside Rustans), 8 to 3 PM

- March 13 (2nd Saturday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair Market Market, Taguig, Fort Bonifacio

- March 14 (Sun) - Praying over the Second Half of Life, 8:30-4:30 PM, Fr. Reyes, SJ, Ateneo de Manila campus, for more info: Ruby Alvarez / Joy Drilon-Panti at (63-2) 426-4250 & 51, or email

- March 16 (Tuesday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at the UP PGH, Manila

- March 17-18 (Wed & Thurs) - Free Movies!  Award-winning Japan Documentaries and Basura at UP Film Institute, UP Diliman, QC, click here

- March 17 (Wed) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at the UP Diliman, School of Economics, QC

- March 19 (3rd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- March 20 (Saturday) - 3rd Art Exhibit of the Quezon City Jail Painting Club.  Held at the chapel of the jail, near EDSA cor. Kamuning (beside the police station).  Art sales will benefit of inmates' welfare.  Reply to this e-mail for more info. Click here

- March 20 (Saturday) - Festival of Learning (see details above)

March 20-21- Lenten Retreat: Organized by Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon, Holy Spirit Service Mission Center, Maitim 2nd East, Tagaytay City (beside Pink Sister),  Reg. Fee: Php 800, for more info, contact AJ 09285025315 /

- March 26 (4th Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Trinoma, QC

- March 27-April 4 - Holy Week Ignatian Retreats, for more info call Aidah Endaya or Lolit Agbayani at (63-2) 426-0074 & 75, e-mail

- March 27 (Saturday) - Earth Hour, let's do our share!  Close all electrical appliances from 8:30 to 9:30 PM!  click here for more info

- March 26-28 - Bukas sa Loob Community Singles Encounter #51 Weekend, BLD Covenant House, Piela, Sampaloc III, Dasmariñas, Cavite, for more info contact Cla Mallari 09151117892 or

March 28 (Palm Sunday) - Embracing the Power of the Cross - A Lenten Recollection that recognizes the pain and the promise of the Cross.  8 to12 nn, Fee: Php 200.  For more info: Lampstand Inspirations at  
or call
(02) 232-99-45, (0919) 826-77-80

- March 31 (Wed) - Seven Last Words, as told by the Jesuits, 6-9:30 pm, Ateneo Church of the Gesu, Loyola Heights Campus.  Call (63-2) 426-5971 local 111

- March 31-April 4 - Holy Week Retreat, 2 venues: Sacred Heart Retreat and Seminar Center, Novaliches, Quezon City and at San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila Loyola, for more info call Aidah Endaya or Lolit Agbayani at (63-2) 426-0074 & 75,

*For info on Ayala Recyclables Fairs, sell your printer cartridges, broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, more info: Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or


Papemelroti Updates 
  1. Explore the new Papemelroti Vintage Corner at the second floor of our main office, 91 A. Roces Ave. Quezon City!   This little nook features original art, accessories and vintage clothing!    You'll find a whole new product line that has just come out!  You can also sell items there, click here to see what's in the store.

  2. We're in full bloom!  Silk and dried flowers and plants are 30% off in all Papemelroti branches.  Beautiful floral arrangements for your home are on sale for a limited time only.

  3. TV show "Sweet Life" interviewed Papemelroti's proprietress Socorro Alejandro.  She taught Lucy Torres-Gomez and Wilma Doesnt how to make home decor on March 10, 2010!

  4. Congratulations to One World One Heart blog contest winner Chris Bennett from Australia, she said "WOW, that is gorgeous, please count me in for your draw.  This is a wonderful and exciting event, with so many participants to meet and keep track of..."  We picked her through a random number generator to win our heart chain pendant!

  5. Rubber Stamps Online!  Now you can pick from our rubber stamp designs from online!  From alphabets to Filipiniana to miscellaneous themes.  Click here to see more.

  6. Papemelroti was featured in Umagang Kay Ganda last February, showcasing the various Valentine gift items available in the shop. 

Reseller's Corner:

Papemelroti shops offer something more than gift items & decor.  The selling areas are designed in such a way as to make each visit a refreshing one.  We know that customers are always in a hurry & it is our hope to be able to provide a restful, inspiring refuge for them.

A retail outlet should always give something back.  It should be a reflection of the best in you!  For example, if you're a fun-loving personality, then your space, no matter how small, should also send that message to your customers.  Remember to have fun!  If you enjoy your work, it will definitely show through to those you service! 

Have a tip to your fellow resellers?  Share it here!

*Order your Easter and Earth day items now!



Join the Resellers Multiply Community online!

Want to try being a reseller?  Click here for more information

Centris Station branch is now open!  It's so accessible, just get down at the Quezon Ave MRT station!  Great for spending your free time in!

Start your own business?

Click here to see which branch is nearest you

It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less!  Just e-mail or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed).  

Are you creative and hardworking?  Do you have an original Filipino product to sell?  Papemelroti is open to selling your products!  Calling all crafty people, dressmakers, shoemakers, bath products!  Please e-mail us at with a list of your product lines and an idea of your costs.  Spread the word!

New Papemelroti Products! 
  • See our Graduate Page online here!

  • #381-2-1 Graduate Glass Scrolls has the feel of an award given to that special graduate! P159 / $4.55 each

  • #7131 Full Color Half Pads are now available!  This popular paper product line comes in 12 new designs that match our boxes, wrappers, scrapbooks and other products.  Great to collect, mix and match!  Each set has 80 sheets. view

  • #7128 New Big Bookmarks are nice and affordable everyday tokens to your friends.  New inspirational designs can be seen here. P2.50 / $0.07

  • #9098 New Doorknob Hangers now have more fun and useful designs.  See the designs here. P5.80 / $0.16 each

  • #215-340-32 Guestbooks with rich textured handmade paper cover and die cut flowers, imprinted gold cover and recycled paper printed sheets inside for the names of the guests.  This item can also be made to order. P230 / $6.58

  • #62-202-2 Brown Paper Bags with Flowers with rich textured handmade paper cover and die cut flowers, imprinted gold cover and recycled paper printed sheets inside for the names of the guests.  This item can also be made to order. P230 / $6.58

  • #141 New Poster Designs Posters are now available.  By popular demand we have reprinted "A Doctor's Prayer" and have made 2 new designs, "Musician of the Year" and "Rejoice". P14.75 / $0.40

  • #62  Kraft Paper Bags with Floral Accent Give your gifts a cheery look with these decorated kraft paper bags.  Comes in different sizes and multicolored flowers and ribbons.

  • #281-3 Greatest Golfer Plaque The perfect gift for your golfer father or uncle!  This shows him who's No. 1 in your eyes!  Size 7.75" x 5.75" x 1.5", 440g  P229 / $6.55 each

  • More products at our shops!  Click here to order or inquire.

Papemelroti branches are located at:

SM City North EDSA 9285828
SM Fairview 9393594
Ali Mall 9111267
Gateway Cubao 9111267
SM Centerpoint 7161580
Glorietta III  8195629
SM Southmall 8064578
SM Megamall 6341270
Sta Lucia East Grand Mall
Robinson's Place Manila 5361675
SM San Lazaro 7420143
SM Manila 5218607
SM Clark, Pampanga (045) 4990080
SM Pampanga (045) 963-5871

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