Lunes, Nobyembre 12, 2018

6 Reasons to celebrate Christmas at A Circuit Holiday Night Market!

"It's a great way to spend time with the family and to start the Christmas gift shopping season right especially before the rush gets too overwhelming. This year is very special because we've also emphasized on supporting local, with more booths supporting local made products and young entrepreneurs." ~Ms. Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land

What better way to kick off the season of giving than by getting started with your holiday shopping and feasting in the Metro's biggest entertainment district. There's no such thing as celebrating too early or having too much holiday spirit, especially when Makati's premier go-to entertainment district is starting to get into a festive mood. Let's welcome the most festive and celebrated season in the Philippines, just like my wonderful experience last year it was filled with lots of different gift ideas plus indulged in delectable food. 

Skip the Christmas shopping rush and get unique gifts for your loved ones from well-known celebrities to outstanding student organizations in the different districts. Apart from some shopping, feast on sumptuous treats with food stalls from Mercato and Zomato too! Plus, watch out for amazing performances and surprises.

Ms. Christine Bersola-Babao
Mr. Nino Muhlach
Ms. Janice de Belen

Ms. Nikki Valdez-Garcia

Ms. LJ Moreno-Alapang

Ms. Nene Tamayo-Plamio

Ms. Chix Alcala

This holiday season, Circuit Makati will be hosting a special three-day sale that puts the spotlight on top brands with homegrown and handcrafted items. A Circuit Holiday Night Market co-presented by Mastercard makes Christmas bazaars bigger and better Now on its fifth year, Ayala Land ups the ante with six standout Christmas district concepts for visitors to shop and dine in and tops it off with acoustic performances for the whole night!

Shop Unique Finds at the Celebrity District
  • If you've ever wanted to dress and eat like a celebrity, the Celebrity District is a great place to start. Your favorite local celebs will have their personally curated pre-loved items for sale and their culinary skills will be put on display with their personally baked and home-cooked fare. Charities such as Purple Centers Foundation, Hineleban Foundation, and Glenn's Cookies will also be a part of this district, giving you more reasons to drop by.

Get Great Discounts at the Lifestyle District
  • For the first time this year, SSI will delight the Mastercard holders with an exclusive raffle when they use their Mastercard in the Lifestyle District. Every Php 1,000.00 worth of receipts (single or accumulated) from the Lifestyle District entitles the shopper to one (1) raffle coupon for the A Circuit Holiday Night Market Raffle Promo. Get a chance to win as you shop among the best brands like High Sierra, Cache Cache, Oka-B, Joe Fresh, Marks & Spencer's and Gap!

Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Student District
  • The youth are the future, and the future looks bright, especially int he Student District led by The UP Organization of Business Economics Majors (UP OBEM). Through this commitment to provide its members with the exposure to the business and economic environment, UP OBEM frequently holds business conventions and lifestyle bazaars for small to medium-scale concessionaires. The Student District offers a wide selection of booths that feature one-of-a-kind homemade finds and craft items that showcase the creativity of the next generation. Support these budding entrepreneurs and get unique gifts for your loved ones!

Put the Spotlight on Local Items at the Artisan District
  • Explore thoughtfully curated items in the Artisan District organized by The Common Good Market! There are gifts and products for everyone on your list, may it be for the youngsters or the oldies. Spend a little time and you'll be surprised at what you'll find with the wide range of options to take home and gift to loved ones this holiday season.

Indulge in gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District
  • Famed dining destination, Mercato Centrale and online foodie website Zomato, team up to create an extensive and mouthwatering selection of gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District. Browse through dry food items and a wide selection of baked and packed goods that are perfect for the holidays. And take a break from all that shopping with up to 50 amazing food booths!

Get your hands dirty (but in a good way) at the Green District
  • For the first time ever, Circuit Makati will be holding a Landscape Festival to brighten everyone's home. Whether you're starting to appreciate those little succulents, or are an avid gardener, the Green District will have everything you need to get started or keep going. 

With all the unique and diverse Districts styles and lighted by Firefly you will surely find what you're looking for may it be for yourself or anyone this holiday season. To make the celebration more meaningful, Circuit Makati will again light up the tallest Christmas Tree in the city, bringing light to the Makati community and its guest. Watch out for Circuit Makati's other events like the Manila Hip-Hop Festival on November 30, OpenAir Cinema One: Music By Day, Movies by Night on December 15 and Playground 3.0 on December 2.

Create fun and exciting memories to remember this Yuletide season, drop by #ACircuitHolidayNightMarket co-presented by Mastercard on November 16-17, and 18 from 5PM to 12MN. Entrance Fee is Php 100.00 with a discounted rate of Php 50.00 for students, Senior Citizens, PWD, and pregnant women. Mastercard users enter for free when they show their card at the entrance. See you in #CircuitMakati in the place where Christmas comes alive, #MakeItMakati.

Ayala Land is the Philippines' leading developer of sustainable estates, offering a diverse mix of properties such as residential, retail, office, hotels, and leisure developments, that support local economic growth and nation-building. The company was established in 1988 as the retails estate arm of Ayala Corporation, a pioneer conglomerate, and builder of the country's premier financial and commercial district, now known as Makati Central Business District and Ayala Center.

Today, Ayala Land has a total of 25 sustainable estates and is present in 55 growth areas nationwide. It has five residential brands, namely Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida, Amaia, and BellaVita, which deliver quality homes to a broad segment of the housing market. Its commercial development and leasing portfolio is comprised of Ayala Malls, Ayala Land Offices, and Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corporation.

Linggo, Nobyembre 11, 2018

A Glittery Christmas at SM City North Edsa

From a Universe far far away from where curious critters love everything that glitters. It was definitely a brand new glittery Christmas as a Glitter Critter Christmas at SM City North Edsa launch last November 9, 2018 night an all-new original character series, exciting centerpieces at The Block and the Skygarden, and a music series!

Everything is merry and bright at SM City North EDSA as it celebrates a Glitter Critter Christmas for kids of all ages. Leading the festivities are the mall's Glitter Critter Characters from the Planet Hapitu, who led by Cap, looked for explorers from the citizens of Planet Hapitu to join him on his mission to find the happiest place in the universe. The Critters made their biggest discovery and found a spectacular place full of wonder and joy in SM City North EDSA.

The Glitter Critter Characters:
  • Cap
  • Boom
  • Chum
  • Lox
  • Oola and Lala
  • Puchik
  • Ching
  • Twinkle
  • Mick
  • Baloo
  • Baba

The characters explored the mall, discovered Christmas and decided to make it even more festive and fun.

Cap together with the Glitter Critters transformed The Block and Skygarden into a happy play park in glittering lights where the Glitter Critters play around and enjoy the holiday season. At the Skygarden, one can find Glitter Critter play park installations: The KIDS Mountain, the Space Shuttle Sleigh which Baloo and Baba pilot to deliver gifts and Christmas magic; and the Fun Christmas Roller Coaster Ride, which kids can share with their new-found friends.

SM City North EDSA will make the world go RAWR this Christmas during the special Meet and Greet sessions with the GLitter Critter Characters on November 17, 24 and December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at The Block and Skygarden.

Kids will be spellbound with A Magical Science Show by Nutty Scientist on November 30 and December 16; and get a chance to share their wishes as they Meet and Greet Santa on December 2, 9, 23, 24, and 25, at The Block Atrium.

Christmas is definitely in the air with live performances from the NU Chorale on December 7, as well as Ben&Ben, Keiko Necessario, Leanne & Naara, and December Avenue.

Northern skies will light up with the Grand Fireworks Display on December 15, 22, and 29. The Glitter Critter Christmas is one of the many exciting seasonal events at SM City North EDSA.

BEAT HepC campaign with HepC survivor Michael De Mesa

“Chronic Hepatitis C infection may lead to serious complications such as cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Patients with hepatitis C often do not show early symptoms and so it becomes very critical to educate the people about this infection. Early detection is key to treatment and prevention of liver disease progression. The positive news is that treatment for this disease is now easily accessible to all.” ~Dr. Jade Jamias, Liver Specialist and President of HS
Michael De Mesa with members of the Hepatology Society of the Philippines Dr. Edhel Tripon and Dr. Jade Jamias
Many diseases are left undiagnosed and therefore untreated viral Hepatitis is one. As for HSP there are 10% of Filipinos who are suffering from Hepatitis B and there are almost 1 Million Filipinos with Hepatitis C the problem is they still remain untreated because there's lack of awareness among our Filipino people.

People suffering from Hepatitis B or C are at risk of developing Psoriasis and even Liver Cancer. One of Mylan Philippines advocacy is to make a Hepatitis C Free Philippines and during the event, Mylan Incorporation with the Hepatology Society of the Philippines introduces the Beat HepC Campaign.

The drive to eliminate Hepatitis. The cure is simple. The cure is complete. The cure is HERE. A Mylan initiative in coordination with Hepatology Society of the Philippines. Time to be seen. Eliminate Hepatitis beat HEPC. Become Educated, Aware, Tested & Treated.

Mylan, one of the world’s leading global pharmaceutical companies, in association with the Hepatology Society of the Philippines (HSP), launched an awareness campaign for Hepatitis C in the country. The BEATHepC (Become educated, aware, tested and treated) campaign aims at spreading awareness about the disease. It will include dissemination of information through pamphlets and promoting screening among Filipinos at risk.

Hep C survivor and advocate Michael De Mesa

Michael De Mesa and wife Julie Reyes Eigenmann
The Department of Health (DoH) estimates that around 1% of the Filipino population has chronic hepatitis C1. According to the 2010 study on Global Burden of Disease by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington viral hepatitis causes 1 million deaths each year in the Asia Pacific region. Hepatitis C is endemic in the Philippines and there is a lack of awareness about viral hepatitis and its transmission, prevention, screening, and management among patients, public, and healthcare providers.

Mylan’s BEATHepC campaign supports the National Viral Hepatitis Task Force (NVHTF) 2 to eliminate or significantly decrease the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the Philippines. 

Michael De Mesa with members of the Hepatology Society of the Philippines Dr. Edhel Tripon and Dr. Jade Jamias

About Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a disease that affects the liver and is caused by the hep C virus. Hep C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the hep C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Hep C generally progresses slowly, over the course of 10 to 40 years. It attacks and damages the liver, killing liver cells in the process. As a result, scar tissue forms, a process called fibrosis. For about 10 to 20 percent of people infected, Hep C can eventually lead to scarring of the liver (also called cirrhosis). Although some people will experience symptoms, about 80 percent of people with acute Hep C do not have any symptoms.

About Mylan
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in healthcare. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 7,500 marketed products around the world, including antiretroviral therapies on which more than 40% of people being treated for HIV/AIDS globally depend. We market our products in more than 165 countries and territories. We are one of the world's largest producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Every member of our approximately 35,000-strong workforce is dedicated to creating better health for a better world, one person at a time. Learn more at We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at

About Hepatology Society of the Philippines
The Hepatology Society of the Philippines is a non-governmental organization committed to:
  • ·      Provide and promote comprehensive information to the public and to the medical community.
  • ·      Promote research to advance the field of hepatology to provide relevant care to patients.
  • ·      Collaborate with the government in formulating in liver related health policies
  • ·    Share information, services and expertise with the global community towards the prevention and treatment of liver diseases

It is the only liver society recognized by the Philippine Medical Association, Philippine College of Physicians, Philippine Society of Gastroenterology and Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy. For further information, visit

Sabado, Nobyembre 10, 2018

SM Megamall's Dreamagination: A Magical Holiday Spectacle

"Every year we challenge ourselves to come up with a theme that surpasses the grandness of the previous year. We are very excited about this holiday season because we know our customers would love this year's colorful and magical theme." ~Christian Mathay, SM Supermalls Assistant Vice President for Mall Operations

SM Megamall unveiled its 45-foot Dreamagination: A Magical Holiday Spectacle with lots of Christmas centerpiece, adorned with candy-colored jewels, rainbows, and iconic unicorn and toy soldier dolls celebrated last November 8, held at the Mega Fashion Hall.

SM Megamall welcomed the holidays with whimsical performances by local and international acrobats, such as the Twin Ballerinas Annika and Tisha; Eric Arenas as Toy Soldier and parkour stunts by members of Ninja Academy as Elf Jumpers; the awe-inspiring acts by global Vertical and Trapeze Dancers; and spiral pole and rope dancer Kristel De Catalina of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 6.

Mallgoers are invited to visit the DC Justice League Christmas Capers for a chance to play fun, interactive games. More exciting events await shoppers exclusively at SM Megamall this season. You can grab latest Justice League merchandise at DC pop up stores at The Event Center, Mega A and The SM Store, Mega B at the Event Center from November 16 to January 14, 2019.

Share dreamy and magical #ChristmasSMoments with friends and family at #MegaChristmas2018 holiday spectacle.

Merry SM Christmas!

The Sweetest 30 ft. Christmas Candy Cake in Greenhills!

“Greenhills is still Ortigas & Company’s ultimate shopping destination and top of mind go to place, especially during the holidays. We want shoppers to have an even more delightful shopping experience with our Christmas Candy Cake and the Christmas Sweet Bazaar, which will bring in more exciting merchants.” ~ Jaime E. Ysmael , President and CEO of Ortigas & Company
Greenhills Candy Cake Launch
It’s an extra-sweet Christmas as Greenhills welcomes the holidays with a Candy Christmas Village, guaranteed to make many a kid’s dreams come true. Ortigas & Company makes the holidays extra-sweet with the launch of the first and only Christmas Candy Cake at the ultimate shopping destination, Greenhills, which opens to the public last November 8.

(L-R) Mr. Davee M. Zuñiga, Councilor Vincent Pacheco - District, Councilor Allen Christopher Silvano - District 2, Councilor Mary Joy Ibuna-Leoy, District 2; Mr. Jaime Ysmael, President & CEO of Ortigas Malls, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, Arch. Renee C. Bacani, VP of Ortigas Malls, Ms. Maite Ortigas (Ortigas Family), Atty. Mike Abundo.
The Sweetest 30 ft. Christmas Candy Cake will delight the young and the young-at-heart from until January 6, 2019, the biggest Christmas Candy Cake, located at the VMall Lobby, filled to the brim with all the candy one can possibly dream of. Imagine a Christmas candy cake full of every candy you can ever think of—gumdrops, butterballs, eclairs, hard candy, chocolate bars, fudge, in an assortment of sizes, shapes, and colors—filling the four-layer 30-feet high cake.

Guests and Mallgoers can enjoy a Willy Wonka performance, with visions of a chocolate factory coming alive right before their eyes. As an added Christmas bonus, golden tickets will also be scattered around the mall for mall-goers to find. Lucky winners will be able to claim special prizes if they find these tickets until Christmas Day.

(L-R) Councilor Allen Christopher Silvano - District, Councilor Mary Joy Ibuna-Leoy - District 2, Mr. Jaime Ysmael, President & CEO of Ortigas Malls, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, Arch. Renee C. Bacani, VP of Ortigas Malls, Ms. Maite Ortigas (Ortigas Family), Atty. Mike Abundo.
Some of the details you can expect during the holiday season at Greenhills:
  • True to the spirit of generosity that gives meaning to the season, Greenhills will have special guests under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and will take part in the joy of the season.
  • As the first and largest Candy Cake in the Philippines, this Christmas installation will surely enhance the experience of all those shopping at the only mall with the widest selection of retail offerings with various tiangge stalls with their festive assortment of goods for the value-conscious, as well as retail stores with a selection of gifts for everyone.
  • Aside from the Christmas Candy Cake, Greenhills will also hold a Christmas Sweet Bazaar at VMall Lobby from until January 6, 2018.
  • There will also be Paskuhan Pinoy 2018 at the VMall Garden from November to January 2019. 
  • Starting November through January 2019, a Night Market will be at the G-strip parking for food enthusiasts from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well as Regional Delicacies at the ground floor of the Center Mall from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Kids will also be able to Meet & Greet Santa on all Saturdays of December at the VMall Lobby from 2 to 5 p.m. 
  • Fireworks will also light the Ortigas skyline every Saturday at 7 p.m. for the entire family to enjoy.
  • Simbang Gabi will take place at the Chapel of the Holy Family from December 15 to 23, 6pm daily.
Families and friends out to shop and explore Greenhills can also find more dining outlets to choose from such as newly opened restaurants Bijin Nabe, Kimpura, Coco Fresh, Moshi Koshi, and Serenitea. In the following months, Scout’s Honor, Breakfast at Antonio’s, Ippudo, Yabu, Bad Bird, any many more will also be opening their doors for diners to enjoy.

(L-R) Atty. Mike Abundo; Councilor Vincent Pacheco - District 1, Councilor Allen Christopher Silvano - District 2, Ms. Maite Ortigas (Ortigas Family), Mr. Jaime Ysmael, President & CEO of Ortigas Malls, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, Councilor Mary Joy Ibuna-Leoy - District 2, Arch. Renee Bacani, VP of Ortigas Malls, Mr. Davee M. Zuñiga.
Greenhills has all sorts of cuisine to meet various tastes, and will definitely satisfy the tummies of all those who love good food. Enjoy all these amidst the sparkling Christmas lights and the beautiful installations that will remind you that the holidays have come.

(L-R) Mr. Jaime Ysmael, President & CEO of Ortigas Malls, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, Arch. Renee Bacani, VP of Ortigas Malls.
Being the crown jewel of San Juan, Greenhills has newly opened health & wellness facilities namely Bruno’s Barbers, Urban Hair Lounge, Beeswax, Nazal MD, and Skin Station. The Medical City, Aivee Institute, Brow Studio, Center for Advanced Dentistry, and Oroderm will also be opening in the coming months. 

For more information and updates, please visit and follow Greenhills on Facebook and Instagram use the hashtag #2018OrtigasMallsChristmas and #GreenhillsCandyCake when posting.

Christmas is more delightful
and so much sweeter
in Greenhills.

About Ortigas & Company
Ortigas & Company is one of the pioneers in real estate development in the Philippines. Now on its 87th year, the company continues to build great places for life through its iconic estates for living, shopping, business, and entertainment. It is the developer behind some of Metro Manila’s best-known master planned and mixed-use developments: Greenhills, Ortigas East, Capitol Commons, and Circulo Verde. For more information, visit or call 633-1580.