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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wheels rolls through Girod’Luca 2016.

In the final episode of the third season of Wheels, PhilStar TV’s motoring team tries different sets of wheels to top the summer. Join hosts Matteo Guidicelli, Kap Maceda-Aguila, Ulysses Ang and Angel Rivero and as they cap their show’s third season!

On the first segment, Matteo flies to Bohol with his bicycle for the fourth Girod’Luca, a non-competitive cycling event founded by his father, Gianluca Guidicelli. He’ll whiz through the island’s breathtaking landscapes and winding roads to show you what its like to tour the island on a bike. He’ll also show you how Ford Philippines supports Girod’Luca and the Ford Forza triathlon team as they train for upcoming triathlons.

Meanwhile, Ulysses gets his hands on the perfect crossover for millennials, the Chevrolet Trax. Find out why this agile and spacious compact SUV is the ideal for millennial urbanites that roam the metro.

Kap is back to driving with celebrities and other well-known personalities. This time, he shuttles the University of the Philippines’ Volleyball Team in the new Honda Pilot. The team fits in this spacious family car with still ample of legroom and storage space left. Learn more about these volley-“belles” as Kap drives them around town.

And finally, Angel experiences Japanese luxury with the new Honda Legend. She explored the different high-end features of the nifty mid-sized luxury sedan that corporate executives and high society figures will definitely love.
It’s all these in final episode of the third season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch it every Thursdays, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on, @PhilStar_Wheels on Twitter and @PhilStarTV_Wheels on Instagram. (PR)

Go Green and Practical with California EcoBike

Fuel prices continues to soar every week, add that to the burden of motorists and commuters alike as horrendous traffic in the metro persist. When it seems that we need to contend ourselves with these condition, why not try other alternative?

Electronic Bikes 
One such alternative we can take are E-bikes which can either charge on an electrical outlet or completely off-grid through solar charging. These should lower fumes on the road caused by petroleum type fuel and considerably cheaper if not free.

With the steady growth of e-bike followers, California Ecobike is gearing towards its mission to improve transportation in an eco-friendly way, one e-bike at a time. With their continuous effort in offering various alternative, here are two of their newest model:

California EcoBike promo
CD-R King and California Ecobike are holding a promo, Libreng E-bike that will run from April 15 to May 15, 2016, interested participants can refer to mechanics below:

Promo Mechanics:
1. Participants must purchase one (1) unit of E-bike worth P10,000 or more to qualify for this promo.
2. Participant must sign an application form and submit 2 valid IDs to join. Approved participants will be given a referral ID card.
3. Participant must accompany each of their referred buyers during the purchase.
4. A successful referral can only be approved if the following conditions are met:
a.) Each of the referred buyer bought an E-bike worth 10,000 or higher.
b.) The transaction was made within the promo period.
c.) The transaction was made on the same branch where the participant enlisted in.
5. After completing 10 successful transactions, the participant can avail 1 free Reedley2 E-bike.
6. To claim the free Reedley2 E-bike, participant must present his/her Referral ID card along with 2 valid IDs. After 3 working days, store will call up the participant for claiming.
7. Redemption period is up to 60 days from the end of promo.

News for Two wheels enthusiasts on the North
To further up the ante, CD-R King and California E-bike are testing the market as it initially offer the iRover and Malibu for rent for mall-goers of Star Mall, San Jose. With a minimal fee of as low as Php30, Mall goers can rent these gadgets to be used within the mall vicinity. Renter should have a valid ID for processing.

For further inquiries visit or their FB page (PR)

Nellie Nolledo, Sipet-Sipet Espesyal, Bandillo Ng Palawan Oct 13-19, 2003

Another showbiz gem wannabe story in my column is about Engr, Nellie Nolledo, the then Secretary of former Speaker Ramon Mitra and turn millionaire, she definitely rock Palawan with her story and her attempt to join showbiz, not for her but for her kids.

Last time I saw Nellie many years ago was during her engrande wedding in Puerto Princesa, her husband we heard is also a multi-millionare like her engage in many businesses, after that we never heard of Nellie, the supposed to be first Cinderella of Palawan.

Aquabest Announces New Batch Of Scholars

Aquabest the country’s leading water franchise is pleased to announce the awarding of its new batch of scholars under its Corporate Shared Values (CSV) program.

Under its CSV program the company offers scholarships to the children of its deserving employees. The company has always placed an emphasis in the welfare of its employees and their families. This is driven by the company's realization that its people are its prime assets and as part of its Christian values.

Every year the company sets aside funds to help with the education of its employees in good schools that offer quality education. With the scholarship grants, the children of its employees get to realize their dreams and reach their full potential.

Since its inception the scholarship program has assisted dozens of children in getting the good education needed to succeed in their life. This year's scholars are: Aletheia Arellano, Grade 3 at Greenfield Academy, Danica Marie Boton, Grade 10 at Fortunato Halili National Agricultural School, Jianne Rhed Catapia, Grade 4 at PBTS Academy, Mabhe Dimple Esguerra, Grade 3 at Saint Jude Academy of Quezon City, Samantha Siervo, 2nd year at Mary the Queen College, and Scarleth Jane Cayetano, Grade 3 at Merry Mount Preparatory School of Quezon City. (PR)

The top germiest spots you need to clean

Did you know that aside from your toilet bowl, kitchen counter and pet cage, there are other spots and things inside your home – such as makeup, yoga mat and headphones – that rack up tons of germs? It is crucial to keep these things clean and dirt-free to have a healthy body and prevent sickness.

“Contact with dirty everyday items such as mobile phones, kitchen sponge and sink increase your risk of having illness-causing bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli and Staphylococcus and influenza virus which might cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps,” says MediCard president Dr. Nicky Montoya.

Here are some of the germiest places and personal belongings that you must clean:
Dish sponge. The irony here is that sponges are supposed to ‘clean’ dishes and countertops and yet it is the dirtiest thing in most homes. According to a study, 77 percent harbored coliform bacteria, 86 percent contained yeast and mold, while 18 percent had staph bacteria. To disinfect a sponge, soak it in water then heat it in the microwave for one to two minutes, or just pour boiling water over it. It is also best to replace your dish sponge every two weeks.

Makeup and makeup brushes. Imagine putting on grimy makeup and brushes on your face. Numerous studies found that approximately half of all makeup brushes and mascara tubes are harboring germs. Make sure to keep and use makeup for about 6-months maximum and clean brushes using a disinfectant cleaner frequently.

Kitchen sink. Did you know that the kitchen sink is dirtier than most bathrooms? It has typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the drain. Clean your sink with an antibacterial product after preparing or cleansing food such as raw meat, fruits and vegetables.

Cell phone. Cellular phone has been a considered a necessity for people. But did you know that mobile phones are one of the risk factors for infection? According to a study, 1 in 6 cell phones is contaminated with fecal matter. That is why it is advised to shut down your device once a week and clean or wipe it with a disinfectant cloth. 

Yoga mat. Practicing yoga is a relief for those who want to relax and calm their mind and body. However, yoga mats, especially communal ones, harbor sweat and microbes that can linger for days if unwashed. It is best to invest in a yoga towel to keep sweat off the mat itself or occasionally scrub mats with a bit of dish soap and water.

Headphones. Using headphones or earphones for one hour has been shown to coat them with bacteria from the ear, and increase the germ level in your ears by nearly 700 times. Keep your earphones dirt-free by simply cleaning your earbuds using a soap solution, or replacing detachable silicone covers.

Awareness of the dirty spots inside and outside your home and getting check-ups are important in preventing diseases. MediCard has 13 free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations, diagnostic tests and specialty medical services. Visit a MediCard clinic near you or check out their website at for more information.

Monday, May 23, 2016

"Happiness Is A Pearl" to open Artist Playground's Second Season.

What Can You Do For Love ?????

“Happiness is a Pearl,” an original play penned by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer Rody Vera is all set to open on June 9 at the 1701 The Little Room Upstairs located at Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia St. corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

The play shall run until July 3, 2016 with 7 pm shows from Wednesday – Friday; 3 pm and 7 pm shows every Saturday and Sunday.

As the opening production for the second season of Artist Playground, “Happiness is a Pearl” revolves around three characters ---Kenji, a male courtesan; Maria, a poor Pinay Japayuki; and Mari, a wife who falls in love with Kenji.

Before becoming a prostitute in a club in Kabukicho, Tokyo, Mari was married to a wealthy businessman. But Mari’s billionaire husband soon leaves her when she becomes attached to a male gigolo named Kenji, who has a pearl stitched under the skin of his penis. However, Kenji sets his eyes on a poverty-stricken Filipina entertainer named Maria. Intertwined by fate and struggles, how will Kenji, Maria, and Mari find the true meaning of love and happiness ?

“Happiness is a Pearl” will be directed by Paul Jake Paule, an esteemed actor, director and Aliw Awards nominee.
The cast shall feature guest artists Ruth Alferez (Mari); indie film actor Tomas Miranda (Kenji); together with The Players, Artist Playground’s very own group of artists namely Cath Go (Mari, alternate), Jerome Rosalin (Kenji, alternate); Shiela Espina and Irra Ruzz (Maria).

The Players are young budding professional group of artists, discovered by Artist Playground through its series of workshops. As in-house members of the company, they can write, direct or act in the year-long season of plays. They are also given the opportunity to hone their skills by mounting fresh and well-thought of productions that are entertaining, mind boggling, and socially relevant. through the professional guidance by some of the most respected artists in the industry.

In so doing, The Players are able to cultivate their talents and skills by engaging in powerful artistic explorations, and even act as mentors amongst each other as one family. Driven by the love for theater, The Players shall continue develop enjoyable theater masterpieces for its audiences regardless of age, gender, and class, in the entire Philippines, if not in the world.

The artistic team of “Happiness is a Pearl” are as follows: Paul Jake Paule (Director); Roeder Camanag (Artistic Director), Rody Vera (Playwright); Jesse Lucas (Playwright); Sharon Perlas (Sound Designer);

Rowena Jarito (Sound Designer Apprentice); Melvin Sumalinog and Erick Jonathan Sumalinog (Guitarists); Joseph Navarro (Lights Designer and Board Operator); Lezlie Dailisan (Choreographer); Reynoso Mercado (Production Designer); Sem Pabion (Dramaturg); Mailes Kanapi (Creative Consultant); and John Mark Yap (Lay-out Designer).
The production team is composed of the following: Kimberly Claire R. Somoza (Production Manager); Dayana Dancel (Stage Manager); Jacelle Escanan and Princess April Tuason (Assistant Stage Managers); Reynoso Mercado (Set Head); Coleen Lanit (Costume Head0; Christian James Tiongson (Props Head); and John Paul Racho (Spinner).

For tickets and inquiries, visit Artist Playground's FB Page or contact 0926 932 3179. (PR)

TPB, Viacom inks agreement for MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016.

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and Viacom Inc., recently ratified an agreement for staging one of the most anticipated musical events – the MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 to be held on 24 June 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.This year’s event will once again feature some of the most iconic artists and performers, one of which is OneRepublic, that influences the evolution of music globally. MTV Music Evolution Manila also highlights the musical talents and skills of Filipino artists as world-class performers such as Sarah Geronimo, James Reid and Nadine Lustre. In line with the Department of Tourism’s campaign “Visit the Philippines Again 2016”, TPB aims to promote MTV Music Evolution to spotlight the country’s musical prowess and position the Philippines as premiere entertainment destination. 

Caltex Lubricants introduces new Delo® Sports with ISOSYN® Technology

In answer to the increasing popularity of diesel-powered sports utility vehicles in the Philippines and the continued changes in Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) engine designs, Caltex Lubricants introduces the latest member of its Diesel Engine Oil product family, Delo® Sports with ISOSYN® Technology. Delo Sports is specifically designed for SUVs and pick-up trucks. Delo Sports provides enhanced engine protection and power even under the most challenging of driving conditions.

With its renowned ISOSYN® technology, the combination of premium base oil and high performance additives that provides superb parts protection, Delo Sports has high oxidation stability, excellent dispersancy and anti-wear characteristics thus extending engine life. It provides excellent deposit control which is a must for turbocharged diesel engines that encounters very high temperatures during on or off-road driving conditions.

“Caltex Lubricants is very responsive to the market needs and this is why we have released Delo Sports in the country. With Delo Sports, motorists can now experience the full power and performance of their diesel engines in their everyday drive,” said Joe Bronfman, Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI) Area Business Manager for Lubricants, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Delo Sports Fully Synthetic SAE 5W-40 is designed to provide ultimate protection for diesel-powered sport utility and sport activity recreational vehicles that require heavy-duty type engine oils with the highest performance rating of API CJ-4. Delo Sports Synthetic Blend SAE 10W-30 meanwhile is especially designed for the latest models of sports utility vehicles fitted with common rail fuel injection systems where API CI-4 performance is required. 

About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® available at (PR)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

More hilarious revelations unfold as Single/Single Season 2 continues.

Elevating the kilig, fun and valuable lessons for millennials, Single/Single, the breakthrough romantic comedy series of PhilStar TV and Cinema One, is back for the another run. The premiere episode aired last Sunday, May 15, bringing back the wacky gang ofJoee, Joey, Ranee, Benny and Tita Bianca, played Shaina Magdayao, Matteo Guidicelli, Anna Luna, Brian Sy and Cherie Gil, respectively.

The Season 2 premiere episode picked up six months after former housemates Joee and Joey decided to go their separate ways. The friends haven’t seen each other for quite some time but there’s a reason to get together – it’s Joey’s birthday and he’s celebrating via glamping.

As old flames met again, hilarious catch-ups and a charade of feelings followed suit, putting Joee and Joey as well as Tita Bianca and Brandon in funny, awkward moments. More of these can be expected in the second episode of Single/Single Season 2.

Watch out if sparks will fly or completely die in the “Hugot Bonfire”. Expect to laugh and cry with the whole gang as they reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings. Will Joee and Joey, Bianca and Brandon, rekindle their romance? Will there be transferees from one tent to another?

Find out in the next episode airing on a special 8pm timeslot on May 22, Sunday on Cinema One. Succeeding episodes will revert to the original 10pm Sunday timeslot with replays every Wednesday, 8:30PM and Saturday, 9:00PM. Past episodes can also be viewed on one week after airing. For more updates, visit and @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Iremaran. Sipet-Sipet Espesyal June 16-22, 2003

It is a talk of the town, the newest faces and upcoming personalities in Puerto Princesa, converge to this one night of fashion and showcase of make up artistry to raise funds, for the indigent patients of Ospital Ng Palawan. Sadly, this is the only show organized by Tarangayan Group headed by Bong Villanueva, Jofelle Tesorio, Danny Magaway, Alvin Palanca, Louela Villagran and your's truly.

The show also featured Bianca Ilustre, Exquisite Dancers and many more. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Former street children turned "Royal Ballet School" Scholars!

John Edmar Sumera and Benedict Sabularse are two young boys who currently reside in the TULOY SA DON BOSCO STREET CHILDREN'S VILLAGE. The Tuloy Foundation provides board, lodging, education and skills training for children in need from age 9-18, and helps them get on their own two feet as young adults. The foundation believes strongly in the role that Performing Arts can play in the growth, development and rehabilitation of a child and one of the vocational programs the foundation currently offers is Ballet. Students who pass the audition process are given scholarships to the Academy One Music and Dance Centre where they train under Cherish Garcia and Jeffrey and Pamela Espejo, with the goal of placing them in professional dance companies later on.

Both Edmar and Benedict were chosen to join the scholarship program in 2014. Both John Edmar and Benedict showed great promise immediately and after only a year of training, Edmar was accepted into THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL l in White Lodge at Richmond Park. This is where selected 9-14 year olds are sent for the summer program.

Both boys continued to improve immensely, progressing faster than usual. This year not only was Edmar accepted into the Royal Ballet School again for the summer, but so was Benedict. Both were given full scholarships to attend the summer school in London in Covent Garden (Upper school for 15 years and above). Both boys are also competing in the Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong in August. This is an elite ballet competition where directors from all over the world will be offering scholarships to prestigious ballet schools around the world.

Three years ago, these boys could not tell a pliƩ from a pirouette and knew nothing about ballet. These opportunities can open doors for the boys and very possibly be the next steps in the pursuit of their dreams to become professional ballet dancers. However, they do not come without costs. Currently funds are being raised for travel expenses, competition fees and other expenses that will be incurred. We appeal to the generosity of kind souls who would like to support these boys and their hope for a better, brighter future.

Support John Edmar and Benedict by taking part of their upcoming TAKING FLIGHT: A Benefit Show on Sunday, May 15, 5pm at the TULOY SA DON BOSCO CULINARY ARTS CENTER in Alabang, Muntinlupa. For ticket reservations, please call Ms. Bubut delos Santos at (0917) 8121015 or (02) 8421006. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Good medication adherence plays part in controlling high cholesterol.

Health care experts suggest the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle in curbing illnesses. However, a study found another important factor in easing diseases, including those that are triggered by high cholesterol.

Based on the most recent survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), one in every ten Filipino adults has high cholesterol, while 21 in every 100 are in borderline high. While it is important to keep proper nutrition and lifestyle in check, a study published in the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America suggested that successful treatment of diseases require consistent intake of medications as indicated by doctors.

“Proper medication adherence is found to be an effective way of managing, if not averting, known diseases,” said Tomas Marcelo Agana III, president of Pharex Health Corp. “That’s why for people with high cholesterol, we want them to bear in mind that good compliance to medication will keep their cholesterol levels at ease and eventually, improve the quality of their lives.”
Almost one-third of patients discontinue their medication earlier than instructed, leading to “poor clinical outcomes, high healthcare costs and lost productivity.” However, for some people who wish to continue their medication, Agana noted that certain factors like budget constraints may keep them from doing so.

This is why Pharex Health Corp., the most prescribed generic brand of medicines, offers its 15-day Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol. The new Pharex 15-day Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol is designed to help patients comply with their medication while saving on costs. It helps patients maintain their cholesterol at its normal and desirable levels, keeping them from acquiring the worst consequences of high cholesterol.

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) in blood that plays vital roles in the body system’s day- to-day functions. However, too much of it can clog and harden arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

Because of this, the normal blood flow is suppressed, affecting one’s body system. High cholesterol triggers the development of different cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart attack, and other health problems like renal failure.

“This product is specially produced to fight low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is often referred as ‘bad’ cholesterol,” said Agana. “With the new Compliance Pouch for high cholesterol, patients can continue their medication without worrying about ceiling-high costs.”
Agana concluded, “Complying to your medication is a high priority, but while healthcare providers give the best advice to ease cholesterol levels we are no less responsible for our own health. On top of proper medication, we also have to prioritize proper diet and exercise. At Pharex HealthCorp., we will aim to provide the best possible care that every Filipino deserves.”

The new Pharex Compliance Pouch is available in all leading drugstores. For more information, please contact 4338088 (local 820). (PR)

Friday, May 6, 2016

200 Amazing Children, 200 Selfless Volunteers, 1 Happy Place “2KK Goes to EK”

It will be a Saturday well-spent for 200 children who will get to visit Enchanted Kingdom next month with their Kapatid.
On June 4, Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid (2KK) is organizing “2KK Goes to EK,” a fundraising event to take 200 underprivileged children from Payatas, Escopa and Sampaloc to Enchanted Kingdom. They will be accompanied by 200 2KK volunteers who will be their older sisters and brothers on the day. It will be a fun-filled day of rides and games -- and you can still be a part of it.

The funds raised from 2KK Goes to EK will go to:
Scholarships (YAPAK) for at least 100 students
Tutorial (Kapatid) sessions in Payatas, Escopa and Sampaloc

A donation of P2,000 (25% off* for students) includes:
Tickets for you and your Kapatid to Enchanted Kingdom
Round-trip transportation from Metro Manila to Enchanted Kingdom for you and your Kapatid
2KK Goes to EK T-shirt for you and your Kapatid
Snack, lunch and dinner for you and your Kapatid

* Student Donors (valid ID required) - P1,500

Formed by a group of teenagers, 2KK Co-founder Kritzia Santos believes that through acts of kindness, no matter how small, great and lasting changes can be made.

“Our dream is to make it possible for the underprivileged youth to receive the education they need for a better life and a better future,” Santos said.

Let's make the magic happen!

About 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation
Everywhere, there are people who dream about making a difference – whether it’s for a child, a family, a community, our country or the world. TULONG SA KAPWA KAPATID (2KK) is a group of young and committed volunteers who make this dream a reality.

2KK aspires to bring anyone’s good intentions to life and to change the world, one small kind act at a time.

To learn more, visit or call us at 0977 842 5469. (PR)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Grendha

Show your mom or the mother of your kids how much you really care by gifting her with an elegantly casual pair of Grendha sandals – perfect for daytime or for more sophisticated evening affairs!

Take your mom on a stroll around the city wearing Grendha’s classy pair of sandals or choose from its wide range of comfortable footwears that she can wear everyday. And for all husbands out there, treat the mother of your kids with a pair of chic wedges, a trending fashion statement fit for both homemakers and working moms.

Grendha’s Mother’s Day collection even comes in different colors that women of all generations will definitely love. You can choose from classic colors of black, white or neutral or vibrant shades of red and blue.

What’s more, for every Php 2,000.00 worth of purchase in single receipt of any Grendha footwear, you can get a free and very stylish Grendha notebook by no less than Moleskine!

With this elegant special edition Grendha Moleskine Notebook, moms & mother-to-be can keep a journal of their learnings, insights from readings and snippets of lessons from everyday life, allowing them to explore their inner creativity.

So c’mon, and head over to all SM Department Stores & Bambu Stores nationwide from May 1 – June 15, 2016, with a redemption period until August 15, 2016. (PR) 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Robert Eleazar aka Lovely Amor, Sipet-Sipet Espesyal April 14-20, 2008

Palawan also produce comedians, during the peak of Comedy bar fame a Cuyo native shine through a reality TV search for stand up comedian called To The Maxx in ABS-CBN. And he is no other than Robert Eleazar or popularly known as Lovely Amor, the impersonator of the then Amor Powers from the soap opera "Pangako Sa Yo".

Eleazar after winning in the said contest focus his career in doing bar shows in Manila or in his native land, Palawan. He also venture into acting doing bit roles in many soap opera. Last heard about Eleazar is he still active in doing stand up hosting job in some bars along Macapagal Ave in Pasay City.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mother’s Day pampering treats at Araneta Center

This Mother’s Day, make your mom feel extra special by treating her to an all-around experience of beauty, pampering and relaxation at the Araneta Center.

Join Araneta Center’s World of Wellness for Moms (W.O.W. Moms!), a special Mother’s Day celebration featuring health and wellness activities sure to make her feel renewed and more inspired.
The fun begins with the Mother’s Day Wellness Fair at Gateway Food Park on May 8. Join hundreds of other moms as they dance their way to fitness. A highlight of the fair is a half-day exercise marathon that includes jazz funk and belly dancing sessions with Jill Ngo, and Zumba with Regine Tolentino.

Free registration starts at 5:30 a.m. at the Gateway Food Park, so come early. All Novotel guests and SMART Araneta Coliseum and KIA Theatre ticket holders are also entitled to free entrance to the event.

After sweating it out, visit the Rustan’s Gourmet Food Fair at the Gateway Mall Activity Area for healthy and sumptuous treats. Also check out the Health and Wellness Talk at Ali Mall Activity Area, 3 p.m., where PhilHealth representatives will discuss and answer questions regarding women’s health issues and reproductive health.

Then, surprise mom with a refreshing hair makeover at Menage Salon, and a manicure and pedicure session at Nail-a-holics, both conveniently located at 4/F Gateway Mall. With her fresh haircut and newly-done nails, your mom will surely look younger and more radiant.
Of course, the pampering is not complete without a beauty makeover. Let your mom enjoy a rejuvenating facial and other skincare services at Dermcare Luxe; or have her experience body waxing treatments at Lay Bare, also located at 4/F Gateway Mall.
Shoppers at New Farmers Plaza, meanwhile, can add to mom's delight by giving her a rose they can get for free with every P300 receipt!

End your mom’s special day with another treat by letting her indulge in her choice of spa services at Menage Salon and Mont Albo Massage Hut at Manhattan Parkway, as well as Fashion and Beyond Nail Spa at Manhattan Parkview. Located within the Araneta Center complex, the comforting ambiance of these establishments will surely make your mom feel like a queen.
Mother’s Day happens only once a year so it's the best time to show her your appreciation. Make her feel loved not just on her special day but all year round with a variety of beauty and wellness services at Araneta Center, the perfect place to indulge and unwind.

For more event updates and promos from Araneta Center, visit its official website at or follow it on Facebook at, Twitter (@AranetaCenter) and Instagram (@theAranetaCenter). (PR)