Only the Best for Us Moms at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Shower the queen of our hearts with all the best things they deserve. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings special treats, only for her.

Create meaningful journeys through an unforgettable staycation. Book a stay on 12 May with rates starting at 7,300 and enjoy benefits such as a buffet breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) kids aged six (6) years old and below.

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Have lunch or dinner buffet at Cucina during your stay and Mom dines on us when accompanied by two (2) full paying adults. Let her and the family go on a culinary journey, featuring live action stations of different cuisines featuring Japanese, Asian, Indian, and Italian. Enjoy the finest meats at the carving station, and top the experience with selections from the sumptuous dessert station.

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Enjoy Cantonese fare with a special set menu at the award-winning Lung Hin, available only for this special day. Featured dishes are Steamed Live Garoupa with Supreme Soy Sauce, Braised Australian Abalone (six heads) with Dong Po Pork in Oyster Sauce, and Wok Fried Fresh Scallops with Squid and Broccoli. Special Longevity Peach Buns are included in the special set.

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Give her a special cake baked with love with the limited edition dark chocolate raspberry moist cake. This sweet treat has raspberry buttercream and chocolate ganache to savour.

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Complete the indulgence with the Pure Bliss package at Flow Spa. Give Mom the relaxing me-time which includes a Salt and Aloe Vera Body Scrub, Aromatherapy Massage, and Algotherm Facial, a 2 hour and 30 minute pampering session for 5,100.

To know more about Twice in a Row Five-Star Award Winner, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, visit http://www.marcopolohotels.com. Follow the Hotel in Facebook at facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

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KZ performs for Filipino crowd for the 1st time after Singer 2018 at Vivo V9 mall tour KZ, TJ showcase superb musicality in Vivo V9 mall tour

One of the hottest performers right now, singer KZ Tandingan earned new fans with her powerful performances during her stint on China’s high-rating TV show, Singer 2018.

Although she did not make it to the finals, KZ made a mark with the Chinese audience, cementing her title as Asia’s Soul Supreme.

Now back in the Philippines, KZ performed for her fans at the SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, to support the launch of Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone, the V9 with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera and more. It was her first public performance in the Philippines following her appearance on Singer 2018.

As the crowd roared in welcome, KZ belted out her signature hits like her cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” which she performed on Singer 2018, and Air Supply’s “Two Less Lonely People in the World.” She also sang her original songs, “Labo” and “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako.”

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Game face on! KZ always ready to give her all as she wowed fans with her topnotch performance at SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, for the Vivo V9 mall tour.

Vivo Philippines Brand Director Annie Lim, meanwhile, expressed the global smartphone company’s continuous support for KZ.

“Like the rest of the Filipinos, we are very proud of KZ and her achievements on Singer 2018. She embodies the brand’s personality—young, trendy, and techie. We are very happy that someone as talented as her is part of the Vivo family,” she said.

“We can’t wait to see what she’s going to do next,” Lim added.

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TJ thrilled fans at SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, with his melodious, captivating hits.

The event was even made more special since acoustic balladeer TJ Monterde, KZ’s equally talented boyfriend and fellow Vivo endorser, performed for the event. He sang his own compositions, “Tulad Mo,” “Kahit Kunwari,” and “Ikaw at Ako.”

TJ also had nothing but praises for her girlfriend as she introduced her on stage and encouraged the mallgoers to cheer KZ on.

“KZ deserves a loud crowd,” he said.

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Love birds do make great harmony.

After the pair answered questions from the press and gave away a brand new Vivo V9, they sang their hit duet, “Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin,” which made their fans overjoyed with kilig.

KZ and TJ then went around the Perfect Shot, Perfect View Vivo V9 mall tour experience booths and greeted Vivo V9 buyers and their fans after the program. The two also surprised mallgoers when they dropped by the Vivo kiosk at the SM Cyberzone.

KZ has been a proud Vivo endorser since September 2017. She has also been active in joining Vivo in its mall tours and activities since then. TJ, on the other hand, became a Vivo endorser since May 2017.

Check out Vivo’s official YouTube page for more information: https://youtu.be/d22rnb24L8A.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

SM Southmall presents first Southpaws Easter Scavenger Hunt

SM Southmall celebrates Easter with its shoppers and their beloved pets! Man and man’s best friend come together at the Southpaws Easter Scavenger Hunt on April 1, Sunday, at the Foodstreet.

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In partnership with Mystery Manila, the first pet-themed Easter hunt features an exciting mystery to be solved, as folks and their furry friends gather clues from all around the mall.

The main hunt is open to all kids, with or without pets. To join, simply present single or accumulated receipts worth P2,000 from any store in SM Southmall. This entitles one kid, one guardian, and one pet to an afternoon filled with exciting games, fun trivia, cool prizes, pet-trrific activities, and a chance to solve the mystery of the animal kingdom.

For dog owners and dog lovers alike, the venue is transformed to a doggy play paradise, with a pet playground, pet buffet pantry, and talks on proper pet care and pet adoption by PAWS.

Truly, SM Southmall caters to the enjoyment of both man and man’s best friend. No matter the season, the occasion, or the time of the year, SM Southmall welcomes the community, together with their furry friends, with open arms.

Vivo Unveils All-New ‘V9’ AI-powered FullView™ Display Smartphone

Following the succcessful release of the V7 and V7+ in the country, global smartphone brand Vivo officially launched their latest flagship device — the all-new sleek and stylishVivo V9.

The AI-powered fullView™ display smartphone had summer-themed unveiling at the City of Dreams Manila was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.

Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.

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The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz as the host. They were formally welcomed by Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim who recapped the smartphone company’s feats in the Philippines. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2016, Vivo has been steadily rising to become the country’s top three brand with over 5,200 stores and 1.5 million users nationwide.

Vivo’s Jomari Morales followed Lim’s remarks by presenting all the goods on the V9. She highlighted the Vivo V9’s 90% screen-to-body ratio, the 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual read camera, and the AI-powered photography for a “perfect view” and a “perfect shot.”

Morales also presented the Vivo V9’s improved game mode that would enable users to take calls or open other apps without pausing the gaming applications or play without any interruptions.

After her presentation, Vivo’s Junior Brand Manager Christian Jocson revealed that anyone can enjoy a V9 for a “perfect” price of Php17,990 with pre-orders beginning on March 26 until April 2.

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Lim, Morales, Jocson, and Xian Gana from Vivo then answered the media’s questions during the Q&A. Their exchanges were focused on the Vivo’s plans in the Philippines and the V9’s capabilities.

Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim acknowledged the smartphone brand’s partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, during the launch of the V9.

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Vivo partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, were also recognized during the event during the ceremonial exchange of tokens. Lim handed the malls’ representatives with a Little V doll.

Fresh faces of Vivo

Vivo also welcomed its newest endorsers, up-and-coming actors Edward Barber and Ivan Dorschner.

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Barber is the onscreen partner of young actress Maymay Entrata who also joined the event. Entrata was the first who joined Vivo in September 2017 during the launch of the V7+. His endorsement deal with Vivo is something MayWard fans have been patiently waiting for since the pair already worked together for the smartphone brand during their first Making Mega shoot in Germany last year.

Dorschner, meanwhile, charmed the press with his good looks and charisma. He was one of Kuya’s guests in Pinoy Big Brother in 2010. Since then, he became one of GMA Network’s top leading men after starring alongside young actress and fellow Vivo endorser Barbie Forteza in the primetime series “Meant To Be.”

Barber, Entrata, and Dorschner also picked three lucky winners of the Vivo V9 during the raffle. They also joined the Vivo executives for a toast for the V9. Also with them onstage were other Vivo endorsers young pop soul singer Sassa Dagdag, acoustic singer-songwriter TJ Monterde, and balladeer Jason James Dy who closed the night with their performances.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at http://www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and
Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

What Women Want : Women’s Month Celebration at SM Supermalls

Happy International Women’s Month! It’s all about us women this whole month of March as SM Supermalls teamup with SM Woman to celebrate the ‘every woman’.

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Last March 8 at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, SM Woman unveiled their summer collection. Models and celebs flaunted their summer style featuring stylish resort wear and swimwear with hot trends fresh out of the runway.

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Something to look forward to as well is SM Woman’s best of the best offers starting with up to 50% off on great selections, buy 1 get 1 deals and gifts from participating brands.

Exciting mall events also await us ladies including the much-anticipated Women’s Sale on alk Wednesday of March where we can get up to 70% off on exclusive deals and fabulous finds every week of the month.

Beauty junkies are in for a treat as well with discounts and bundles of beauty must-haves plus pampering promos. There’s also Ladie’s Wellness Camp for tips and hacks from style gurus on fitness, nutrition and wellness.

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In collaboration with renowned photographer Niccolo Cosme of Headshot Clinic, SM Supermall is having a digital promo where they’re looking for beautiful, strong, confident, fierce and driven women who have made a difference on the lives of Filipinos through their chosen advocacies.

Women from all ages, sizes, shapes, background and walks of life are encouraged to join this empowerment movement for a chance to win stunning prizes. Plus, winners will each receive a power portrait taken by Niccolo Cosme himself and will be showcased through an exhibit at SM Megamall on March 22nd.

So what are you waiting for? Head on to a SM Supermall near you and enjoy these exciting offers and treats ladies!