Saranggola Magazine

They say that the best way to get children to read is to ensure that suitable reading materials are available to them. If you want your children to be avid readers, you can subscribe to magazines which are suitable for their age.

One such magazine is Saranggola which targets children aged 6 to 12 years old. The focus of Saranggola is values education. Each issue of Saranggola features a particular value (e.g. honesty, obedience), with the value being taught through various stories, games, and activities.

A Saranggola subscription costs P350 per year and this entitles you to 8 issues from July to February. Certain schools have tie-ups with Saranggola so your child’s issue is delivered directly to his or her classroom. Do ask your child’s school about it.

Saranggola features stories and activities in both English and Filipino too. It likewise features riddles, mazes, and jokes which can entertain your child and keep him or her away from too much TV or video and computer games.

You may contact Saranggola Publications, Inc. at No. 8 Maryhelp of Christians St., Better Living Subdivision, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Call them at 810-5101.


#1 amymd on 07.26.07 at 3:50 pm

I don’t really allow my kids to watch TV or video or play computer games during the school days. To entertain themselves, I bought sets of books from Time Life Asia. They love reading these books as it also features different kinds of values.
It’s my first time to read about Saranggola magazine. I’ll check this out.

From Angel: Hi dok! Thanks for dropping by. Same here. School days are turn off the TV days, especially for my son who is in Grade 5. Yes, do check out Saranggola magazine. Hope it will be interesting enough for your kids.

#2 Rach (Heart of Rachel) on 07.28.07 at 6:48 pm

Hi. I’m a fellow PMN member.

I let my 4-yr old son watch children friendly TV programs and videos but I agree that we should limit TV time and shift to more educational activities such as reading. My 4-yr old does not know how to read yet but he loves listening to me read stories. It’s one of our favorite bonding time activities together.

Thanks for sharing about this interesting magazine. I’ll check it out when I have the chance. Take care!

From Angel: Hi Rach. Thanks for dropping by this site via PMN. =) Well, children must have some amount of TV in their lives just to balance things out although I know some educators frown upon TV (and even computers) for younger kids. Yes, reading to our kids is a nice time to bond — not too tiring for us parents too.

#3 Cynthia Ballat on 09.03.07 at 1:05 am

Many thanks for believing in the value of reading and in helping propagate values education.

From Angel: Hi Cynthia. Thank you very much for dropping by. You are welcome.

#4 nemelie autencio on 03.29.08 at 11:19 pm

My two kids who are incoming grade 6 and 2 this SY 2008-2009 enjoyed saranggola magazine so much. I could always see them re-reading the your past issues. is it possible that i could be a contributor to your magazine? Please tell me how? More power to your magazine.

From LasticMoms: Thanks for dropping by and thank you for your comment. I am in no way connected with Saranggola Magazine. I guess you can get in touch with them directly and ask if you may contribute.

#5 Stephanie on 08.03.08 at 5:47 pm

Hi. I was browsing for the official Saranggola magazine website and the yahoo search engine led me here.

I’m not really a mom but I’ve been reading the Saranggola Magazine since I was in grade two. My former school (South Merville School) had tied up with it.

I love that magazine! It was one of the things that kept me reading while I was young. Of course, the school library helped too.

Anyway, I am still looking for the Offical website of Saranggola because I want to know their submission guidelines. You see, I want to submit a story to them.

Could you help me out?

Also, if you know other fiction magazines (or any other saranggola- like magazines) here in the Philippines, please tell me about them. : )

Thank you so much. This article/ blog entry of yours has been a very great help to me.


God Bless!

From Lastic Moms: Thanks for your comment. When I do get information on Saranggola in relation to what you need, I will post it here on this website.

#6 Jose A. Carillo on 06.21.09 at 1:04 am

My media English-usage watch begins this week

June 21, 2009

Dear Fellow Communicators in English,

Rather than just be a passive spectator of serious English misuse in the major broadsheets and TV networks, I have decided to start my own media English-usage watch to help their writers and editors fight grammatically and semantically fractured English. I have therefore created a new section called “My Media English Watch” in Jose Carillo’s English Forum, and I trust that you’ll find its maiden effort to help curb serious English-usage atrocities in media not only instructive but enjoyable as well.

A story explaining my rationale for “My Media English Watch” leads the Forum’s new features package for this week. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading the other stories in the package at your leisure when you’re done with your English shoptalk inside the Forum.

Here’s the full story lineup:

THIS WEEK IN THE FORUM (June 20-26, 2009):
•My Media English Watch: Pockets of Atrocious English in Philippine Newspapers (Time for the print media to start or tighten their own internal English-usage watch)
•Advice and Dissent: 1-Millionth English Word Promoter Calls His Linguist-Critics “The Horror!” (He hits back at them for calling his word-count “hokum”)
•Essays by Jose Carillo: The Tree of Life (Thank heaven for PCs, laptops, and Broadband!)
•Getting Deeper into English: Kurt Vonnegut’s No-Nonsense Advice on Writing with Style (And he meant it not only for newspaper reporters and technical writers!)
•News and Opinion: Business Executive Proposes Longer Basic Education in the Philippines (But will it improve the quality and employability of our graduates?)
•Getting to Know English: Lesson #8 – Rules for Preposition Usage (Grammar things you wanted to know all this time but were too embarrassed to ask!)
•Time Out from English Grammar: What Malcolm Gladwell, King of Pop Social Science, Has in Mind Next (He’s thinking of writing “a really nerdy book”!)

See you at the Forum!

With my best wishes,

Joe Carillo

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