Feel the sparkle of Christmas at Filinvest City


My daughters and I witness the grandest Christmas opening at Filinvest City.

This holiday season, experience the unique Christmas sparkle only Filinvest City can offer as it brings Christmas closer to the community! Dubbed as “Sparkle of Christmas at Filinvest City,” this year, the city literally sparkles as it adorns more streets with lights and as it enjoins its building locators to participate in its the first-ever Building Christmas décor contest where winners will receive generous prizes. Top billing the celebration is the annual Musical Lights Show that transforms the newly opened Spectrum Linear Park into a Christmas Wonderland. The festivities open on November 23, 2017 for the whole family to enjoy:  a curated bazaar and a magical, never before seen lights show!

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The Sparkle of Christmas at Filinvest City showcases this year’s musical lights show with a futuristic 3D-mapped giant Christmas tree.

“Definitely, we are bringing in something new to this year’s Light Show to make the holidays even merrier and more delightful. It is not just a light show but a holistic in-city Christmas celebration, which means more activities for families and friends to enjoy. So, it is really a community celebration. We are opening more space where people can converge and enjoy the holiday sights and sounds with the garden city as the backdrop,” shares Kate Ilagan, Executive Vice President of Filinvest Alabang Inc., developer of Filinvest City.

First, there’s the Festino Market that brings together passionate artisans, curated merchants, and talented, up-and-coming chefs who source, grow, bake, make, and create products and wares that they sell, ensuring their goods are delicious, original, and designed to truly inspire–all in a chic and tastefully set-up alfresco market that’s also pet friendly!

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Filinvest City takes Christmas celebration up a notch as it adorns more streets with vibrant lights.

Come night fall, gather around the major highlight of the “Sparkle of Christmas at Filinvest City”—the dazzling, state-of-the-art light show together with the amazing and futuristic 3D-mapped giant Christmas tree, a unique visual treat in the Metro that’s sure to delight, excite and leave viewers in absolute awe.

Then, there are the scheduled live performances and enthralling musical entertainment to be kicked-off by Christian Bautista on November 23 at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by other weekend performances by Spongecola, Ebe Dancel, Sandwich, and many more.  

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Filinvest City turns its newly-opened Spectrum Linear Park into a Christmas Wonderland.

You can also take part in the arts and craft workshop sessions that add to a totally enriching and inspiring day, while other events to look forward to are the Festino Café pop-up coffee experience where you can savour third-wave brews, as well as the automotive trunk show and test drive showcasing the iconic Mini, the sporty Lotus, and endearing Vespa!

All these are situated in an expansive green park setting—the Spectrum Linear Park, Filinvest City’s verdant green spine—the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the event’s many fun offerings!

OPM singer Christian Bautista serenades the audience to his heart warming Christmas song.

“We, at Filinvest City, have always been keen about transforming the lives here in the Metro South, thus the idea of hosting an activity during Christmas to give back to the community was created. We are delighted that the Annual Christmas Musical Lights Show has become part of the holiday celebrations, not just of those in Alabang, but of people in neighboring locales as well. That is what inspires us to improve this tradition that we have started year after year,” Ilagan furthers.

Indeed, the holiday season becomes extra special as you savor the invigorated Christmas sparkle only at Filinvest City!


The Sparkle of Christmas at Filinvest City runs every weekend from November 23 to December 31, 2017. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/FilinvestCityOFFICIAL/.


Create an Ever Bilena makeup video and win P100,000

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Good news from Ever Bilena, a leading cosmetic brand in the Philippines!

Explore your creative side, step into the new wave of glam by creating your own makeup tutorial video and get a chance to win P100,000 in this year’s “Ever Bilena’s Big Beauty Challenge”.

Now on its second year, Ever Bilena encourages vloggers, aspiring and professional makeup artists residing in the Philippines to produce a makeup video using Ever Bilena products and following the specified weekly theme. The video must run from one to three minutes and must show participants applying makeup on theirselves. No models allowed.

The weekly theme will be posted every Friday on the Ever Bilena Cosmetics Facebook page. Participants have seven days to create their videos. All entries must be uploaded by Thursday 11:59 PM on the participant’s Facebook page with the hashtags  #EBBigBeautyChallengeYear2 and #everbilena. Participants can submit as many videos as they wish.

One winner will be chosen every week and will receive P15,000 cash. All weekly winners will compete in the grand finals. The contest will run from December 15 until February 22, 2018. This year’s Big Beauty Challenge winner will receive P70, 000 cash and P30, 000 worth of Ever Bilena Products.

Criteria for judging are: Ever Bilena products used in the video, 20%; creativity, 40%; makeup executions and skills, 20%; and most number of views and shares, 20%.

So what are you waiting, join now!


 To know more about Ever Bilena and “The BIG Beauty Challenge,” visit:

Website: www.everbilena.com.ph 

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics

LG: Why TV will never die

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The leading producer of OLED TVs gets to the bottom of TV’s staying power

As the world’s Internet penetration rate increases, many doomsday heralds predict the demise of TV. However, fast-forward to 2017, the TV is not only still around, but also better and more high-tech models are being released every year. At this rate, one cannot help but wonder: What gives TV the staying power it is enjoying today? 

TV affects society

The original philosophy behind the TV as a medium is to facilitate communication and globalization in the modern world. And as we find ourselves in a brand-new golden age of TV, no other medium does this as beautifully and as covertly as TV.

Cultural changes on a global and local scale have been fueled in one way or another by TV shows. Locally, variety shows are consistently influencing the way most Filipinos talk. And social scientists believe that teleseryes, like FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, effectively preserve and promote Filipino family values and patriotism in a society that’s bombarded by various influences from abroad. These examples are just the tip of the iceberg. 

Although some may argue that smartphones, tablets, and laptops are just as good as TVs when it comes to conveying society-altering messages, the clamor for high quality media cannot be ignored. 


TV offers immersive viewing experience   

While the big screen will always have a special place in the hearts of many cineastes, in front of the silver screen is where many families find themselves bonding over the latest episode of the hottest TV series. This is why more companies, like LG Electronics, deliver products that cater to the need for an immersive at-home viewing experience.

Early this year, LG released its latest OLED TV masterpiece – the 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV – in the local market. It features Active HDR with Dolby VisionTM and Dolby AtmosTM – an explosive combination in the visual and aural sense, significantly elevating the TV experience at home. This immersive entertainment formula is the perfect solution to stay true to the award-winning work many people put in cinematic masterpieces.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Christopher Nolan said, “Sound is as important as picture. I don’t agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue. Clarity of story, clarity of emotions – I try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal – picture and sound,” he said. 

This is why LG’s TVs and sound bars come with Dolby Atmos technology to provide immersive audio with three-dimensional, object-based surround sound. 

One of the company’s most notable sound bars is the advanced Multi-Dimensional SJ9 Surround Sound Bar. It is equipped with multiple speakers that deliver high-quality audio from every conceivable angle. 

Meanwhile, the Sound Bar Flex SJ7 brings versatility by allowing users to position its two halves anywhere they like.        

“We recognize the importance of good quality audio in delivering cinematic masterpieces to more people. We put in equal amount of effort in making our TVs and sound bars; they are designed to deliver excellent musical scores down to its last note,” said Mr. Tony An, LG Philippines Vice President for Home Entertainment. 

As long as more people demand for high quality content, TV will still be around, continuously evolving to redefine what it means to achieve a complete viewing experience.


For more information, please visit:

Website: www.lg.com/ph

Doraemon I’m Your Hero Ends the Year with a Bang!

My cute daughters are so enjoyed last Nov. 19, 2017 when they finally attend the ROADventure and personally meet Doraemon and his friends!

What an amazing year it was for Doraemon and Animation International Philippines! The country’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, Doraemon, visited over 13 malls, 12 schools, 25 venues this year! Starting August at SM North EDSA, Doraemon has touched and inspired millions of people all over the metro. Guided by the themes: Dream of Childhood, Teaching Compassion, A Comedic Approach, and Technology & The Future. With shoutouts such as Big Smile, Love Doraemon, Stand Out Speak Out, Be A Buddy to Everybody, Do It with Confidence, I’ve Got Your Back, Better Future Better You, and Dream Bigger.


ROADventureAiming to promote positivity and inspiring everyone to be heroes in their own little ways, the I’m Your Hero campaign went around a series of ROADventure shows in SM North EDSA, SM Manila, SM Masinag, SM East Ortigas, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Bicutan, SM Fairview, SM San Mateo, SM BF Paranaque, SM Dasmarinas, Robinson’s Manila, and SM Mall of Asia.

Animation International Philippines showcased the first ever Doraemon “I’m Your Hero” van where the participants can like, shoot, post, and share their photos and unique experience during the event. Doraemon lovers flocked the ROADventure venues taking selfies around the 16-ft Inflatable Doraemon. Fans roared in excitement as Doraemon and Nobita offered exciting performances capping it off with a Meet and Greet.


School Adventure

Doraemon also visited schools through a series of tours entitled School Adventure where he stirred happiness and confidence-building to kids. Schools like UNO Highschool, Escuela de Sofia, Diliman

Preparatory School, Dominican College, Don Bosco Makati, Southville International School and Colleges, OB Montessori participated, to name a few.

Children from different ages enjoyed the Doraemon-themed games and activities! Limited edition Doraemon items were also given out as prizes. Kids were ecstatic as Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Suneo, and Damulag surprised them during the school event.

Truly the I’m Your Hero campaign has strengthened Doraemon’s brand visibility in the Philippines and for the market to be associated with the brand. Through the I’m Your Hero tours, Doraemon’s success in the Philippines proved promising and we’re sure to look forward to more exciting efforts from Animation International Philippines in the coming years!

For more information about Doraemon’s “I’m Your Hero” campaign, visit Doraemon Official Facebook Page: DoraemonPH and AnimationInternationalPH

Christmas Lighting Ceremony turns on the Holiday Cheer at Theater Mall and Promenade


Last November 20, 2017, the much-awaited annual tradition which is the Christmas lighting ceremony held at Greenhills. The said event was attended by the shoppers, friends from the media and celebrities. This tradition began in 2008 and headed by the late Mr. German Moreno himself who is popularly known as  Kuya Germs. Through the years, celebrities from GMA Network like Barbie Forteza, Bea Binene, Jake Vargas, Hero Angeles and Ken Chan joined Kuya Germs in spreading Christmas cheer to shoppers and mall goers at the Promenade.

The celebrities assemble at the site of the Christmas switch, put their hands together and press the switch. Immediately, the bright lights of Christmas start to shine all over the place. It’s as if the starts of the entertainment world lend their sparkle to the Holiday look.

This year, stars of hit television show ‘Meant To Be’ – Ken Chan, Jak Roberto and Barbie Forteza, including Mark Manicad and John Nite carried on the tradition begun by Kuya Germs. At the flick of the switch, the Christmas lights inside and outside the mall and on the Christmas tree came alive in a blaze of big and little lights, punctuated by transparent Pinoy parols deftly put together by resident artist Francis Dano-og.

Christmas is just around the corner and Greenhills Shopping Center is among the most visited venue in terms of shopping. You can buy lots of perfect finds here especially their Bazaar located in Missouri Entrance. They offered clothing, beauty products, foods and a lot more. Visit all the stalls so you can pick!


For more details about Greenhills Shopping Mall, visit and follow their Social Media Accounts:

Music Museum Group

Twitter & IG: @musicmuseumph


Promenade Greenhills

Twitter & IG: @promenadeghofficial


Theater Mall Greenhills

Twitter & IG: @ghcinemasph


Greenhills Cinemas

Twitter & IG: @ghcinemasph


Shoppesville Plus

Twitter & IG: @shoppesvillegh

Villa Del Conte gift boxes now available for bulk orders

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Villa Del Conte Minusculo gift boxes

Only few days to go and it’s Christmas. You can beat the Christmas rush and simplify your holiday gift shopping with the Villa Del Conte Minusculo gift boxes. These elegantly designed gift boxes are filled with delightful Villa Del Conte chocolates that your clients, friends and loved ones will surely enjoy. The Villa Del Conte Minusculo gift boxes come with either 5 pieces of pralines at P295, or 6 pieces of pralines at P340, and are available for advanced orders. Get these Minusculo gift boxes at all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-La Mall, Resorts World Manila, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia or contact 893-2575.

To know about Villa Del Conte and its other tempting chocolate creations, visit:

Website: www.villadelcontecioccolato.com

Facebook page: @VillaDelContePh

Twitter: @villadelconte

Instagram : @VillaDelContePh

Mio Gelati @ Vertis North now opens



Mio Gelati Vertis North opened its door to all gelato lovers last November 10, 2017. They offers different gelatos and other dessert that every sweet tooth will surely love and ask for more.

My kids and I usually go to the mall during weekends. I found out that Mio Gelati, our favorite gelato hub in town has their newest branch in the north. To all sweet tooth out there, this place is the place to be because from gelato, milkshakes and other beverages they have it!


Mio Gelati Menu
Price list of their awesome desserts
My kids and I enjoyed all their yummy gelato!

So if you’re heading to North, drop by to their newest branch at Ayala Malls Vertis North. They also have different branch to drop by:

 SM North
Mercato BGC
Uptown BGC
Noel Bazaar


For more details, check:

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/miogelati/

Instagram: @miogelati

SM Supermalls unwraps a Merry SM Christmas in 65 Malls nationwide!

A Merry SM Christmas @ SM Mall of Asia.

A magical season awaits the whole family as SM Supermalls celebrates a Merry SM Christmas in 65 malls across the country. During SM Megamall’s launch of it’s Royal Holiday thematic last November 8, SM invited evryone to dazzling sights, joyful sounds, festive tastes, holiday finds, and Christmas feels in SM malls this Yuletide season.

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the season of giving and sharing. Family and friends gather together to spend this magical season with smile in their face and love in their hearts. I’m so happy that my kids saw Santa Claus and they experience the magical event last November 9 at SM Mall of Asia.

My kids and even me are so overwhelmed when we met Santa Claus!

Kicking off the retail giant’s holiday experiences is spectackles and laser lights in some malls, SM’S Dazzling Christmas Sky, happening in all weekends from November 30 to December 25. Since Christmas is about giving back, SM shoppers can get a pair of SM Bears of Joy for only Php200.00 and share one with a child in need from  November 8 to December 25.

SM Megamall, SM aura Premier, SM Lanang Premier, SM CDO Downtown Premier, SM Mall of Asia will take center stage on November 8 and 9 as the first batch of malls to unveil larger-than-life Christmas mall displays and holiday pop-up stores. On November 10, SM will then unwrap an exciting surprise at SM City North EDSA for kids and kids a heart –  in partnership with a truly magical global partner.

Mall hallways will begin to echo joyful sounds of pop Christmas carols and brass symphonies starting November 10, creating the perfect atmosphere for customer to get holiday gift and finds especially for loved ones.

From November 18 to December 18 to December 25, the Grand Christmas Parade of SM Supermalls will indulge mallgoers with a field demonstration of the season, while lots of heartwarming holiday feels will be in the air at the Santa Station brought to you by Vivo Smart Phone from November 30 to December 25.

Visit http://www.smsupermalls.com/smagicalchristmas to join SM’s #SMagicalChristmas countdown or to know more about the many fun and exciting things in store for everyone this holiday season at SM Supermalls. 


Have a Merry SM Christmas!!!


Come and join this coming December 2, 2017 Saturday 10am-8pm [1 day bazaar] @ CENTRIS Elements Tent, Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Blvd., QC
Only few days to go and it’s Christmas! This is my much awaited day of the year and I’m so excited.  This coming December 2, 2017 everyone’s invited to the BAZAAR PILIPINAS Christmas 2017! The bazaar aims to recognize not just locally crafted or produced creations, but Filipino entrepreneurs whose businesses are as diverse as they are exciting. This free-entrance event will have over 120 sellers of various items to sate the Christmas shopper’s needs, from fashionable apparel, footwear, jewelries and accessories, to books, toys, sporting goods, decor and collectibles, cosmetic and skin-care products, food products that are as diverse as they are delicious, pet products, small appliances and crafted furnishings. We are most proud too of the arts & crafts merchants we invited who are ready to offer their lovingly handcrafted creations made of paper, clay, leather, metal, and so much more. We also welcomed merchants of pre-loved and vintage items to delight even the most discerning bargain shopper! Fill up your Christmas gift list in this one bazaar, situated in the heart of Quezon City. We welcome your fur babies too, as this is a pet-friendly event. They will be giving away raffle prizes every half-hour to guests to register at the entrance – all you have to do is sign in with your name and Facebook account. No entrance fees will be charged, so bring in your entire family! Parking is not a problem – a brand-new 3-storey parking building is right in front of the Elements Centris tent, to make it even more convenient for you.

The venue, ELEMENTS TENT in Centris is situated on EDSA corner of Quezon Blvd., so getting there is not a problem.

This bazaar was organized to benefit the group BAZAAR Pilipinas, a community of bazaaristas, merchants & organizers – and in cooperation with The READING ROOM, Cubao X and the administration of Elements Tent, Centris. 
For more information, 
Email: thereadingroom888@gmail.com 
Text: 0917.522.2100
A Very Special Weekend fun Bazaar at Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali

As Christmas is slowly coming by better make sure to buy your gifts for your loved ones as early as now with Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali in cooperation with Des Merchants Lifestyle Bazaar as they have gathered their best items up for grabs this Yuletide season. 

From branded apparel for the whole family to Ready To Wear ( RTW) overruns, scents and perfume and also Korean Hallyu merchandise as a perfect gift for the family this Christmas will be readily available at discounted prices.

Pasalubong items and assorted kakanins along with other foodies finds for your foodie friends are also available in the bazaar! 

And make sure to look for that perfect kikay kit for your BFF or girlfriends at Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali! 

Along with the bazaar, on selected weekends there will be special events catered to you and the family. 

– Nov. 25, 2017   – Acoustic Christmas with Candy Buffet

– Nov. 26, 2017   – Photo Booth with Candy Buffet

– Dec. 9, 2017 – Acoustic Christmas with Candy Buffet

– Dec. 16, 2017 – Meet & Greet Santa with Candy Buffet

– Dec. 23, 2017 – Meet & Greet Santa with Candy Buffet

– Dec. 30, 2017 – Acoustic Christmas with Candy Buffet

So head on over to Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and experience a different kind of Christmas shopping experience with the family! 


Holiday Fair at the Promenade Mall


Enjoy some family time while shopping for gifts with the family at The Promenade Mall. 

From November 18, 2017 and all weekends until the end of 2017 you can enjoy great discounts of the latest finds and treats fit for every member of the family. 

Located at the Missouri Entrance of the Promenade Mall, You will be welcomed with a wide array of merchants that will help you ease the stress of holiday shopping on the weekends.

 Along with the discounts are also the unique and one of a kind stores that will help you buy a special gift for your special someone.


Need a gift for your nieces and nephews? They have it here at great prices that will fit your budget. 

Need to buy your best friend his or her favorite perfume – its only a one stop away! 

Make sure to drop by the Holiday Fair at the Promenade Mall and have a great holiday shopping experience this Yuletide season. 

For interested merchants, you may call or text 0995 569 5583 for further details. 


PROMIL® Four continues to partner with parents in Nurturing Every Child’s Gift

Celebrity Actress/Host Ms. Dimples Romana hosted the said event last November 7, 2017, held at Sofitel.

November 7, 2017— As part of this year’s celebration of the Gifted Awareness Month, PROMIL® Four, in partnership with the Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE), conducted a Learning Workshop, that features expert speakers in the field of Developmental Pediatrics, Clinical Psychology, Obstetrics, Health & Wellness, Arts, and Nutrition, recently at the Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila in Pasay City.

The said event is in line with the brand’s theme of “Shaping the Gift to Build Tomorrow’s Greats.” It gathered celebrity and blogger parents, who participated in a series of workshops and activities in a bid to educate them on the importance of building a strong foundation for their child’s learning abilities. 

According to Dra. Leticia Ho, Clinical Psychologist/Neurotherapist and President of Philippine Center for Gifted Education, the future will be different for children. In the face of an ever-changing world, they will need to learn a different set of skills. The best period to nurture these abilities lies in the crucial first 1,000 days of the child, starting with the mother’s pregnancy. It is during these days that the child responds and adapts to different interventions.

“A child’s development results from an ongoing and cumulative process of nurturing. This means that your child’s brain development can be affected by both environmental and intrinsic factors,” added Ho. “This event aims to educate the parents on the proper tools and approach to help shape their child’s gift. With the proper parenting, proper stimulation, and proper nutrition we believe that your child can reach his full potential.”

PROMIL® Four’s Learning Workshop highlights three different activities that show the advantage of multi-dimensional development in nurturing a child’s gift to its full potential. These activities are based on three learning zones focused on the physical, mental, and socio-emotional development.

The physical activity focused on the importance of growth and immunity to strengthen physical agility through a yoga class. As a productive meditation activity, it showed how yoga can stimulate body movement and sensory experiences for children. It also promotes multi-dimensional learning as it encourages balance and coordination, focus and concentration, mind and body connection, and self-awareness and mindfulness.

Meanwhile, the mental activity featured an art workshop developed to encourage recognition and memory. This activity focused on bringing the experience on how art can develop a child’s memory through storytelling and painting while inculcating repetitive practices and rhythms.

As a Mom who always focused to my kids, it’s a wonderful experience to attend an interesting workshops.

Lastly, the camp also has a social activity, through a giant block game, focused on the need of being socially adept for better learning. It underlined how an imaginative game can promote strong leadership qualities in children through imagination, communication, and collaboration.

Meanwhile, PROMIL® Four’s Learning Camp also emphasized the importance nutrition plays in supporting a child’s advanced learning abilities. “Proper nutrition plays an essential role in your child’s brain development. With the right nutrients, it can further support a child’s advanced learning abilities,” added Ma. Neva Luna Batayola, Medical Director.

To end the event, Dra. Leticia Penano-Ho, President of Phil Center for Gifted Education gave a key take away message and that is “Every child has the talent which can be a Gift if discovered and nurtured early. It is the parent’s role to make the child’s talent reach his full potential, or else that gift could just be there untapped and undiscovered.”

Aside from the Learning Workshop, this year, PROMIL® Four is also partnering with Atlantis Production. They will be showcasing awe-inspiring talents in the local production of Matilda the Musical, a theater play that features the story of a gifted child.

The three child actors, who will portray the lead role of the play are Esang De Torres of ABS-CBN’s “The Voice Kids” and “Les Miserables” Asian Tour; Uma Naomi Martin of “A Little Princess”; and Gawad Musika’s Outstanding Child Performer, Felicity Kyle Napuli. This musical play will run from November 10 to December 10, 2017. Promil Four is raffling out free Matilda tickets, visit www.promilfour-matilda.com for more information.

PROMIL® Four has long been known for nurturing the young Filipino’s gift. It is specially formulated for children above three years old and is the only brand that contains NUTRISSENTIALS®—the combination of the unique and important nutrients that help support mental & physical development to help Nurture the Gift, together with balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.


For more details, check:

Website:  www.wyeth.com.ph