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Celebrate our #Feels with Coke Studio Christmas Concert 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019





It's the most wonderful time of the year again, and the recently concluded Coke Studio Season 3 won’t let you go through your feels on your own. It's time to celebrate all the challenges and blessings you have received in the past 11 months, and start the Christmas festivities with us by giving love and spreading good vibes at the Coke Studio Christmas Concert 2019.

Earlier this year, the Coke Studio Season 3 Artists came together to reveal Season 3’s roster of talents and to perform their own hits. Now, Sarah Geronimo, This Band, Al James, Inigo Pascual, Ron Henley, St. Wolf, UDD, Just Hush, Bea Lorenzo, Clara Benin, Janine Teñoso, Brisom, and Silent Sanctuary are back, along with Morisette and Lola Amour, to perform their respective collaborations and original songs. You can only imagine the sea of lights and cheering of the crowd. If that isn’t enticing enough, Coke Studio Season 2 alums IV of Spades, December Avenue, and Quest will also be joining this nothing short of amazing lineup.


Are you ready to share your Christmas feels with us? Then join us at the Coke Studio Christmas Concert 2019, on December 13, 2019 at the SM Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds. Gates open at 2:00 PM and the show starts at 5:00 PM. The Christmas Concert 2019 will be hosted by Ylona Garcia and Justin Quirino.


7 tips to get to your destination, safe and secured





Keep calm, stay road-safe, and get protected while on a drive.

To those who love driving and going on long, spontaneous road trips, the open road, heavy with symbolism and full of promise, is an escape. The journey—highways stretching out before you, windows down, speakers up, wind in your hair—is often as rewarding as the destination. And you’ll feel that excitement, whether it be the thrill of a new adventure, like the classic Batangas road trip to cross a big item—in this case, diving—off your bucket list or the joy (only parents can relate to!) of driving your kids to their first day at a big school—fulfilling their dream and yours or that sense of accomplishment of finally setting up that Alabang office .

But while weekend travelers, adventure junkies, and daily commuters have maybe perfected the road trip and weaving in and out of traffic, not everyone has their road safety skills down to a T. Are you making the necessary precautions when behind the wheel? Do you drive with focus at all times? Are you insured? Regardless if you’re cruising down the highway or rushing to the airport to catch a flight or trapped in a traffic gridlock on the way to work, safety must and always should be you’re top priority.

Here are some tips to get you to your destination safely:
1. Wear your seatbelt at all times
Whether you’re the driver or passenger, whether you’re riding a private car, a PUV van, or taxi, whether you’re driving to a nearby store or going on a road trip, you must buckle up. Every time. It seems so elementary, and you’ve probably read this a hundred times, but seatbelts save lives. And… not wearing a seatbelt is against the law, in case you don’t know.

2. Get insurance for yourself, not just your car
Here in the Philippines, people buy insurance for their cars but not for themselves. If it’s necessary to insure your car, what more your life and your family’s future? On top of being a safe and careful driver, you need to protect yourself from accidents, too. Road safety begins with the protection of life. Life insurance protects you and your family—whether it be on the road or on the curbside. Just like a car insurance, life insurance provides a cash benefit, right when you or your family need it the most.
Just in time for the holidays, FWD Life PH (FWD), part of pan-Asian insurer FWD Group, is providing accident insurance with Php500,000 coverage to the first 500 registrants. To sign up, go to bit.ly/SignUpForInsurance. Special offer is only until Dec. 11, 2019.

This is to celebrate FWD’s fifth anniversary as well as its recent history-making partnership with MCX Tollway, Inc., which elevates the expressway as a symbol of the nation’s “road to progress.” Used by more than one million cars a month, the FWD-MCX has shortened what was once a 20-minute drive from Daang Hari road to SLEX to only a three-minute journey.

3. Observe speed limits
The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies speeding as one of the main problems that contribute to the risk of crash-related injuries in roads. Local government units have enacted their own speed limits depending on the road and traffic conditions in their areas. On the other hand, speed limits for private cars in expressways here in the Philippines is from 80 to 100 kph.

4. Put your phone on silent mode and use hands-free accessories
It’s almost second nature to check our phones, especially when we hear it ring. But taking your eyes off the road for five seconds can already put your life and the lives of others in danger. So put your phone on silent mode if the notifications are too tempting or distracting. If you need your phone to navigate, get a hands-free mount so you can hear directions and see the map in your peripheral vision.

5. Stay alert
It’s vital to stay alert while driving. Focus your senses on visual and auditory cues on the road—from horns and sirens to road signs and signals. Never wear headphones while driving or anything that will block your hearing. If you need to drive with the music on, just let it play inside the car.

6. Don’t drink and drive
If you plan to drink, designate a driver who won’t drink. Or spend the night getting sober before you drive.

7. Pull over!
You dropped something you needed under your car seats. You have an emergency call you need to take. Your pet on the backseat is acting up. Your baby is bawling. If there’s something going on that’s more important that you need to attend to, stop driving. Find a safe and proper spot to pull over and park in order to address the situation. If you’re having car trouble, pull off the road as far as possible.

Want to know more about FWD-MCX? Visit bit.ly/FWDMCX.
Sign up and be one of the 500 to get accident insurance. Go to bit.ly/SignUpForInsurance.

The trendiest styles to cop now that the holidays are coming Shang’s Sparkle presents the best F/W looks and holiday wear for 2019







There’s no better time to show off sartorial sensibilities than the last stretch of the year when travels to cooler countries are booked and gatherings fill the calendar. Get ready for this season of merriment by stealing the looks at Shangri-La Plaza’s Sparkle: Holiday Collection 2019. The two-day runway show introduces trends that make every traveler and partygoer a head turner.

The first day of Sparkle is filled with outfits with a jetsetter in mind. The muse loves getting away from the tropical heat to experience the crisp, cool air of autumn or the icy glow of winter.




Look sharp without compromising comfort by packing loose tailoring—ankle-length coats and comfy slacks—into the luggage. It’s the look that keeps any holidaymaker warm without the unnecessary puff.

Tropical colors are making it into cooler territories this season. The fashionistas are getting inspired by the endless summer in the tropics by picking turtlenecks, midi dresses, and boots in vibrant hues, dreamy pastels, and bold patterns for their holiday travels.

Shades of fall and winter are never going out of style. Blend in with locals and the autumn backdrop by adding pink and orange or rust and merlot to the luggage. Vacationing at the Alps or Niseko? Pack outfits in white, silver, and blue for a look that’s effortlessly magical.






Choose statement sweaters featuring logos or slogans to inject some personality to the F/W must-have that streetwear fans can easily pair with the stuff in their closet.

Last but not the least, travelers are reminded to pack metallics, glitter, and faux fur in their luggage for any last-minute party invites wherever they’re headed.






Sparkle’s second day is all about being the life of the party. From reunions to New Year’s Eve, choose outfits that will never make one underdressed.

Take a page from history and get inspired by the 80s nightclub ensemble. Incorporate glitter and exaggerated shoulder pads to an outfit to bring out that 80s glam girl!





It may be a summer staple, but denims are still all the rage this season. But for a party-ready outfit, go head-to-toe denim that gives a nod to Britney Spears’s iconic VMAs dress.

Tuxedo is also having a couture renaissance this year, taking different shapes like exaggerated sleeve detailing and sculpted shoulders rendered in metallic finishes—perfect for ringing in the new year.






Stay warm while still looking runway-ready by mixing and matching clothes in various textures and prints. It’s a style for bravehearts who want to make an impression right away.

Shang also shares trends specifically for men to add some variety to their wardrobe and refresh their looks for the season.

Get on board with the skin suit trend by ditching the roll neck sweater or the collared shirt and just cover up with the suit jacket pronto. Those who want to look polished can never go wrong with preppy clothes for that boy-next-door vibe.

Who says grandma prints are only for women? Men can also borrow grandma’s style and work those prairie chic prints and patterns translated into menswear.

For those who’d rather stick to the basics, pick a monochromatic outfit in neutrals like beige, off white, or gray that exude quiet confidence. These colors can easily break the monotony of blacks expected at galas and formal events this season.



Shop for all the travel wear essentials at Anne Klein, Armani Exchange, Bayo, CK Jeans, CLN, Debenhams, Gap, Great Kids, Joe Fresh, Just G, Marks & Spencer, Old Navy, Onitsuka Tiger, Periwinkle, Pink Manila, RAF by Plains & Prints, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rustan’s, Samsonite, Steve Madden, Styled, The Flower Collection, and True Religion.

Brace for the party season by getting holiday looks from CLN, Debenhams, Details, Evernew, John Herrera, K & Company, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Mico, Plains & Prints, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rustan’s, Samsonite, Sky Castle, Steve Madden, Stradivarius, Styled, T.M. Lewin, Unica, Viceversa, Weave, and Zara.

#FeelTheShangVibe and make every ensemble this season a joy to put together and show off.

For inquiries, call 8-370-2597 or 98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial. Follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial

MyPhone gives back to Ka-Tropa in a 3-day sale


MyPhone is set to conduct a 3-day sale on select MyPhone Concept Stores nationwide on December 13 to15 following the success of the recent #GiftFromTheHeart Warehouse Sale happened in Bicutan,
Paranaque City.The first Filipino mobile brand in the country will have another promotion before the year ends wherein consumers can avail barphones for as low as P199 and smartphones for as low as P799.

MyPhone has always been giving back to its loyal supporters by conducting a few promotions during the last quarter of the year.Aside from promotions, several new products have been released as well during the last quarter of the year that really made a buzz not only to the loyal supporters, but also to the tech world.According to MyPhone’s Marketing Head Inyi Yruma, promotions was only one of the many ways to give back to its loyal supporters.

“Since it’s almost Christmas, we want to really make them happy by providing products at a discounted price,” he said. “Although some really can afford it already because of the bonuses they get, we still try to offer it as affordable as possible,” he added.

Yruma also said that products on sale are perfect #GiftFromTheHeart this Yuletide season.
MyPhone 3-day SALE will be happening on select MyPhone Concept Stores nationwide: NCR:
SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM MOA, Market Market; VISAYAS: SM Iloilo; and MINDANAO: SM Ecoland, Gaisano Mall Davao

Every purchase of MyPhone smartphone still comes with FREE P25,000 Personal Accident Insurance from SunLife Philippines and GCash when activated via Pinoy App, the pre embedded app on everyMyPhone smartphone.

For more information, like and follow MyPhone’s official social media pages on Facebook, Instagram,and Twitter or visit www.myphone.com.ph.

Shopee and Jose Mari Chan Spread Christmas Joy with the Children of Bahay Aruga


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, warmed upfor its 12.12 Christmas Sale with a meaningful Christmas Party for pediatric cancer patients at Bahay Aruga halfway home. In line with the season of giving, Father ofPhilippine Christmas Music Jose Mari Chan made a special guest appearance to spread fun and kindness with Shopee.

The patients and their parents forged fond memories with their loved ones as Jose Mari Chan performed his iconic songs “Christmas in our Hearts” and “Please Be Careful With My Heart”. In addition, beneficiaries also took part in exciting games and activities to win a variety of prizes including Shopee vouchers. Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee believes in giving back to our community, especially as the season of giving draws nearer. We would like to thank Bahay Aruga for the warm welcome and for giving us the opportunity to join in
their joy and laughter.”

Rounding off a meaningful afternoon, each family received a Christmas gift basket filled with grocery items which they can use to cook a delicious Noche Buena meal. The children also received toys and school supplies from Shopee brands and sellers, including Dong-A, AnimePH, and Starwooden.

Bahay Aruga is a free halfway home for pediatric cancer patients. It currently shelters 38 children and their parents. They benefit from the close proximity to the Philippine General Hospital, where the children receive regular treatment.

Jose Mari Chan said, “I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to get up close with the beneficiaries of Bahay Aruga. To meet these brave Children, stricken with cancer, and the people running this Home, is a humbling experience. How wonderful that I was living the spirit of Christmas itself : giving and sharing.”


12 Gifts of Christmas for Each Discerning Individual

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Filipinos are known to be grateful for every blessings received, that maybe the reason why we also love to reciprocate the generosity especially during the holidays. Through the years, scouting for the
appropriate gifts during the holiday season is such a hard but lovely task. Coming up with the best gift to give to that special person shall truly be appreciated.

Here are some gift ideas that will surely be a hit:


Novuhair – For those who needs extra pampering on their crowning glory.
Also known as Nature’s answer to hair loss, Novuhair is formulated with 19 natural ingredients – mostly herbal, essential oils and co-factor nutrients. This topical scalp lotion does not only help prevent the hair shedding malady, but also aids in stimulating growth of the “crowning glory.” It helps enhance improve overall appearance, maintain moisture, and promote nourishment and rejuvenation.

In the celebration of their 10 th year in the industry, the brand and their long-time partner Mercury Drug is offering a whopping 64% savings on their promo pack Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion 200ml with free 120ml bottle.

For more info on the product, you may check their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial/

Quezon Buffet GCs – For the foodie at heart
Quezon buffet is a run-for-the-bucks, art-deco themed buffet place located at Fisher Mall in Quezon ave. With their motto, quality & affordability, you will find the freshest ingredients used in all of their dishes.




This season, they have introduced their holiday menu that would rival your old family tradition with
dishes such as Pork Loin Piña Ham, Chicken Galantina Meatloaf and Pork Morcon. Craving for sweets is no problem with their Puto Bumbong Halaya, Ube-Halaya Cheese Pandesal, Seet Potato casserole with Marshmallow and their Trio tower consisting of of Crinkles Velvet, Choco Crinkles &; Peppermint Cupcakes.

Quezon Buffet GCs in denomination of Php500 are available for gifting. Quezon Buffet FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/quezonbuffetrestaurant/

Hearty Bread – For the health buff

With the demand for healthier food, Hearty Bread brings you affordable Gluten-Free, Sugar Free breads that will help you stay healthy this season. They also have Gluten-Free, Sugar-free Choco-Chip monster cookies that are certified- sinless treat.

Available in most Rustans Marketplace. Check out their Facebook page for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/heartybreadph/

Healthy Mama’s Kitchen Ham – For the healthy foodie

Sister-company of Hearty Bread, Healthy Mama’s Ham will give you a whole new level of ham that are Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Nitrate-Free hence you can rest assured that these hams are devoid of
preservatives unlike most of the ones available in the market.

For availability, check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyMamasKitchen/

The Spa Wellness Cards – For Wellness enthusiasts

The premier wellness establishment – The spa introduces their new wellness cards which are perfect
gives to those who needs extra pampering. The Spa Wellness Cards give you 10 one-hour Classic Massages at a discount! Deluxe at 7,999, Executive at 9,999, Junior Suite at 11,999 and Premier Suite at 12,999.

For more details, visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thespawellness/

The Spa Wellness Essential oil blends – For those into aroma therapy

The Spa Wellness is proud to offer their newest line of essential oils that are therapeutic-grade a designed to complement your spa experience.
Variants:
 Energy – helps you stay awake, focused and restores your energy.
Balance – Supports your respiratory health and allows you to breathe easy.
Tranquility – helps you fight stress and calms your body and mind.
Available in all The Spa Wellness branches starting December 8, 2019.

Acer PH – For the Gadget conscious

Double the joy this Christmas season with #RealHolidays powered by #Acerxrealme! Enjoy awesome promos where your favorite Acer laptops are paired with amazing mobile phones from realme.

Get yours now at www.acer.com.ph Promo valid until December 31, 2019 only.

Fujidenzo – For the Home Maker


A certified homemaker can never ran out of appliances to use, hence, giving them something that they can use in taking care of their family can be very useful. Fujidenzo Appliances has a wide range of items which are fitted to your every budget.

Visit their Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/FujidenzoAppliances/

Aficionado – For the scent-conscious

Aficionado manufactures and distributes perfume, scented personal care and home care products which emphasizes on affordability and quality. This holiday, Aficionado is bringing you back to the year 1999 when they first sold to the public with Pamaskong Handog ng Aficionado. Their 85ml perfume bottle at only P199.90. Promo runs from Dec. 10 to 31, 2019

For product information and store lists, visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/aficionadoPH/

Booze Online – For all your alcohol needs this season

Shop for the hard to find booze as well as the popular ones at this online store. Guaranteed to offer the most competitive price elsewhere. They have liquors that matches all your discriminating tastes, whether wines from all-over the world or Hard Liquors for the tough ones as well as local and imported beers. Name it and they have it.

Shop on this site: https://www.boozeshop.ph/

Bewell-C – Gift of Healthy immune system

Give your loved-ones a healthy dose of Vitamin C supplement, make sure you are using its safest form. Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate, your non-acidic Vitamin C. #MagBewellCna Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate is available in Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

For more health guide and updates, Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate/

Be Organic Bath & Body

Their products are cruelty-free and made from plant based ingredients and are absolutely free from
harsh synthetics like SULFATES, PARABENS, ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE, DEA that cause or aggravate acne, pimples, skin allergies, eczema and psoriasis flare ups. Using ESSENTIAL OILS as scent of our products (from plants) which makes them safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

Available at https://shopee.ph/beorganic_bathandbody and https://s.lazada.com.ph/s.ZXuU

In the spirit of gift giving, whichever you choose for as long as it comes the heart - it shall be the best gift you can ever give. Happy Holidays 2019!

Lazada 12.12 Grand Year End Sale Make Dreams Come True


Holiday season is time for gift giving. And granting wishlists this Christmas has never been easier! More than 12 million deals from both brands and sellers at up to 90% off with vouchers up to P1,212, and Flash Sale deals as low as P0.12 will be available at Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale, a three-day Shopping Festival on December 12 to 14.
With more than 120 brands extending exclusive Brand Mega Offers of up to 90% off, other highlights during 12.12 include the Mega Price Drop with select timeslots per day, and Price Slash where you can get a chance to win an Apple Airpods and a 65” Coocaa TV for P0.00.
Lazada customers can also help fulfil wishes to communities and special causes they hold close to their hearts. Through Lazada Philippines’ Digital Giving platform, the first of its kind for e-Commerce in the country, customers can shop online and support 11 local and international organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Young Focus, Caritas Manila, MovEd, UNHCR, Hero Foundation Inc., UNICEF, WWF, Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, HOPE, and Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF), through direct donations on the Lazada platform.



To know more about Lazada’s Digital Giving platform, visit http://bit.ly/LazadaDigitalGiving.
Besides paying forward and granting wishes of friends and families, this year-end festive season is also a time to fulfil personal year-end resolutions through self-appreciation.WIN a trip to the 62nd GRAMMY Awards® in Los Angeles when you shop at Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale!



Thanks to Mastercard, a pair of lucky Lazadanatics will stand a chance to enjoy a luxurious, all-expense paid trip* to attend Music’s Biggest Night® in Los Angeles on January 24-27, 2020.
Follow these 3 Simple Steps to WIN:
  • Step 1) Shop in Lazada Philippines’ “Music is my Fashion” page – a music x fashion catalogue (min. spend of P3,000) from December 12-14, 2020
  • Step 2) Pay using your Mastercard credit/debit card or Lazada Wallet
  • Step 3) Input “ROADTOGRAMMYS” code upon checkout
*Eligibility: New and existing Lazada shoppers; those with an active passport and Mastercard credit/debit card; Non-Lazada employee
Go Where Your Heart Beats and fulfill your once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a professional makeover, walk the red-carpet and mingle with your favorite celebrities at the Official GRAMMY Celebration® After Party.
*Terms and Conditions apply. GRAMMY®, GRAMMY Awards®, and the gramophone logo are registered trademarks of the Recording Academy® and are used under license. ©2019 The Recording Academy




Join the Special Shake It and get Collectible Vouchers up to P3 Million for our Grand Year End Sale when you tune in to the Lazada 12.12 Christmas Concert Countdown, LIVESTREAM on the App, on Dec 11, 9.30 PM. Watch Alex Gonzaga, SB19, TNT Boys, Moira dela Torre, Unique Salonga & Rachel Ann Go as we count down to midnight!
To find out more about Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale, visit http://Lazada.com.phhttp://facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines and Instagram.com/lazadaPH.