ECOrner: Valentine Box

Here's a project full of heart and earth-friendship from papemelroti artist calej! 

With a few household scrap items, you can make this delightful container for some sweet edible treats.  Chocolate kisses are pictured here.  Your special someone will appreciate this handmade gift!

All you need:

old cardboard (from toothpaste box or anywhere)
cloth scraps (preferably with valentine colors)
ruler, pencil
scissors (1 for paper and if you have another 1 for cloth)
white glue, red duct tape
ribbon in matching color as your cloth pieces

Click here for the full instructions


Digital Scrapbooking Giveaway

Papemelroti artist Peggy shares with us a giveaway!  Create albums by using free templates and just inserting pictures!

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Newest Papemelroti Products

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer VacationsVolunteer areas: Manila, + provinces c/o Hands on Manila

Volunteer for Coral Cay and help the Philippines ecosystem

Papemelroti Updates 

1. Papemelroti Glorietta branch is going to have a bigger and better shop soon!  We're going to transfer to one of the newest wings being developed now.  It's located at the 2nd floor near walkway to SM.  Watch out for the opening soon! 

2. Best travel journals on Dispatch Magazine's Gear Issue lists Papemelroti's journal on page 41.  Click here to read the magazine online.  

5. Mallwide Sale!  We're taking 50% off selected basket items and 20% off most of the paper products. 

Feb. 3 - 5 . . . . . . . . SM North EDSA Branch
Feb. 9 - 12 . . . . . . . SM Clark Branch
Feb. 17 - 19 . . . . . . SM Centerpoint Sta. Mesa Branch


Reseller's Corner:

Environmental Marketing: Business is Expressing the Best in You (Part 1)
Patricia Alejandro Paterno

We started in 1968 with a little shop along Tomas Morato. Back then, it didn’t have many shops or restaurants. We lived on the second floor, and the first floor shop had a window full of stuffed toys, dolls and other items. It started as a hobby of my mom who loved to make things with her hands - she made stuffed toys from scrap cloth, Christmas décor out of eggshells, banks out of Clorox bottles, country dolls out of toilet paper rolls and felt, etc. When we were young, we used to go to the mountain or the beach and foray for twigs, weeds, or whatever, which she would fashion into wreaths, mobiles, flower arrangements. She still makes these things up to now.

Ever since we were young, my mom taught us by example to re-use what we could, to recycle, and of course to save on electricity and water and other resources.

In other words, she was the proverbial Visayan “kuripot”. Even today it is one of my mom’s greatest joys to make something out of things people would usually throw away. We still routinely salvage things usually thrown away and keep them until we find a use for it. So you could say that it was not a marketing strategy for us, but really a lifestyle. It is something we grew up with.

Our first shop was named KORBEN, from my parent’s names, Corit and Benny.  In 1976, when we put up a shop in Ali Mall, the first mall in Manila, we named it papemelroti after our names- Patsy, Peggy, Meldy, Robert and Tina.

Being in business is not just about making money, but it is an expression of yourself - what you believe in, what you want to share with others, your personality, and uniqueness. Ideally, your business should express the best of yourself.

There are three prevalent themes in our products and in the way we do things that reflect our culture and our vision: Christian, Filipino and Environmental.

Food for Thought: What is the "best of yourself" that you wish to share with the world?

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- Feb. 3-5 (Fri to Sun) Mallwide Sale at SM North Edsa Branch more info

- Feb. 3 (Fri) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City

- Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Meetings, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City contact, La Salle Greenhills contact or Immaculate Conception Church, 39 Lantana St., Cubao, QC  contact to confirm the schedule

- Feb. 4 (Saturday) - Pray for a cure for Cancer on World Cancer Day more info

- Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sundays) - Free Concert at the Rizal Park, 5 PM, Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium more info

- Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sundays) - Kakaiba Ka inspirational radio show DZIQ 990 on your AM dial, 4 PM more info

- Feb. 6 and 20 (1st & 3rd Mondays) - Pathways Choices Open Prayer Meeting, at 3/F Obispado de Cubao, 41 Lantana St. Cubao, QC, 7:30 - 10:00 PM  more info

- Feb. 6 (Mon) Pathways Choices Empowered Christian Life Seminar, 7:30 pm, Obispado de Cubao, 41 Lantana St., QC more info

- Feb. 7 (Tue) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at the Melchor Hall Lawn, UP Diliman, QC

- Feb. 9 - 12 (Thurs to Sun) 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga more info

- Feb. 10 (2nd Fri) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Glorietta 3 Parkway, Ayala Center, Makati City

- Feb. 11 (2nd Sat) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Market! Market! Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

- Feb. 14 (Tue) St. Valentines Day

- Feb. 17 (3rd Fri) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- Feb. 18 (Sat) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna

- Feb. 24 (Fri) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Trinoma, Quezon City

- Feb. 25 (Sat) *Ayala Recyclables Fair at MarQuee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga and Merville Park Homes, Parañaque

- Feb. 25 (Sat) - Pro-life March Chain, QC 7:30 am more info

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*Ayala Recyclables Fairs open at 9 AM to 2 PM, accept your printer cartridges, broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, etc.  For more info contact Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or


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*Remember to keep your receipts!  If you accumulate P5,000 in a year, you can apply for a Papemelroti Privilege Card!  No need to renew, once you have it, it's for life!

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Sell Your Stuff! We are open to consigning items from you!  Do you have an evening gown you just used once?  A pre-loved item that became one or two sizes smaller?  Shoes that were given to you but these didn't fit?

Where we are: 2nd Floor, Korben Place, 91 Roces Ave. Cor. Scout Tobias St. Quezon City, 1103 Philippines 

For inquiries, look for Noelle at our main branch or call (632)375-1069



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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 5198014 - SM Megamall 6319860 - 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 click here for more detailed directions

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