Far different from the past celebrations, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar officially began its countdown to Christmas day with its annual tree-lighting ceremony at the breathtaking Plaza Tobias with the Sanctuario de San Jose as its natural backdrop. However, this year, it is more intimate with only employees and check-in guests as its small audience.
Consisting of 210 parols, the 25-feet tall Christmas tree illuminated the night that carried an endearing message – that with hope and faith, Filipino families can conquer all challenges.
Guests can watch the full video of the Christmas festivities starting on December 6, at the official social media pages of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.
The holiday season of 2020 is so different from past years. Christmas parties and gatherings would be turned into online celebrations and gifts are now bought from online stores. So much has changed but one thing remains the same — the love for family.
There is still so much to celebrate and be thankful for, even at home. If you want the entire family to join the fun, Welch’s has a line of Sparkling Juices that are fizzy but gulit-free.Welch’s Sparkling Juices — Sparkling Red Grape, Sparkling White Grape, and its newest addition this year, The Sparkling Rose — are bubbly and 100% alcohol -free, making it perfect for both kids and adults, even expecting mommies, too!
“Even though we couldn’t still go out and have parties or join large gatherings, Welch’s is inviting everyone to have their own celebrations at home,” says Erika Rodriguez, VP for Marketing of GEMCo, The Philippine marketing agent of Welch’s International.
The Welch’s Sparkling Red Grape and Sparkling White Grape are both heart-healthy and delicious. Pressed from the freshest Concord and Niagara grapes across America by farmer-families, this 150-year tradition of “Real Grape Goodness” has made Welch’s one of the most loved beverages in the world, especially by Filipino families.
On the other hand, Welch’s Sparkling Rose has a light, refreshing taste, and the sweetness of a ripe summer fruit. Pretty in its pink bottle, it looks great in any online party you may host at home.
All three Welch’s Sparkling Juices are easy to mix with other beverages, so you could concoct a variety of unique bubbly cocktails to impress your family. Add a splash of your favorite juices and discover the goodness in each sip.
Each bottle makes for an excellent and convenient Christmas gift, so you can have it delivered to the homes of your friends, relatives and co-workers. Lift up your family spirits with a sparkling drink that’s all about celebrating life and special moments.
A Product of the USA, Welch’s products are available in retail stores. To learn more about Sparkling Juices and recipes, visit http://www.welchs.com or follow Welch’s PH in FB and IG. You may also have Welch’s Sparkling Juices and other Welch’s juices delivered at your doorstep by visiting https://acefoodservice.com. Or place your order ib the following online groceries: metromart.com, Lazmart, and waltermartdelivery.com.ph.
Duty Free Philippines celebrates the Holiday Season with the grandest month long SALEbration ever at its flagship Fiestamall store in Paranaque City.
Grab the chance to do your Pre- Holiday shopping from November 27 to December 24,2020. Enjoy amazing deals and discounts up to 80% on selected items. Store hours: 11am-6pm Tuesday – Sunday CLOSED every Monday.
Please present your passport and/or proof of recent international travel upon registration. The usual health protocol on safety and sanitation will be strictly observed to ensure everyone a worry free shopping experience. For more inquiries you may call our Customer Registration at tel. nos. 8552-4337 (Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm). or visit Duty Free Philippines’ website at www.dfp.com.ph or like our official Facebook page at facebook.com/dutyfreephils.
Head & Shoulders Gives Exclusive Sneak Peek to Bea And Alden’s Movie Staying at home for months has had us bawl and cry our hearts out over a number of love teams in the numerous romcoms and dramas we’ve binged over the quarantine. But with the current situation, there has been a lack of local films as our favorite OTPs are on hiatus in the big screen. Like their dramas, the lack of local romcoms has been heart breaking, gut-wrenching, and has left us craving the kilig.
But that didn’t stop Head & Shoulders from serving us with the electrifying on-screen chemistry of Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo. With their new endorsement and the release of their advertisement, Bea and Alden gave us all the kilig we’ve been wanting to feel and that made them undeniably one of the biggest love teams to date!
The comments sections of their Compliment Wars and First Impressions videos blew up with fans raving and requesting for a movie team-up. While we’re not able to enjoy a big screen release with Bea and Alden as a love team yet, we actually get to see them test their chemistry with a short “itch not you” skit. We don’t want to spill all the beans for you, but Alden had a valid reason why ‘itch not Bea.’ You don’t want your loved ones to leave you for itch. When you itch, it’s time to switch to Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo! Head & Shoulders always has our scalps covered with protection against scalp germs, itch, and an oily scalp.
They even upgraded with a new formula that features new, and better scents. What more can you ask for in an anti-dandruff shampoo when Head & Shoulders can keep you itch-free, 100% dandruff-free, and maintain fragrant hair all day! Itch Not You, Itch a Challenge Ignite the inner Bea or Alden within you and get a chance to win 1-year supply of Head & Shoulders products and the Oh! Scratch package! Just duet with Andrea Brillantes or Kyle Echarri’s #ItchNotYou TikTok video and post it on your TikTok or Twitter with the hashtag #ItchNotYou. Kyle and Andrea will be choosing the 6 lucky winners of 1-year supply of Head & Shoulders products. Entries are valid until December 16. Duet now for more chances of itch-free moments. You might just find your Alden or Bea and experience kilig that’s dandruff-free and itch-free. Save yourself from itch-uations when you use Head & Shoulders!
These Filipina Celebrities Share Their New-Found Secret Ingredient in Maintaining Their Damage-Free, Long Hair If you randomly survey Filipinas on their gold standard of beautiful hair, chances are, you will get the answer of long, straight, and shiny hair. In the Philippines, long hair is put on a pedestal (hence the compliment haba ng hair), not solely for its beauty, but also because of how challenging it is to maintain.
The truth about long hair is that it’s more susceptible to damage and breakage. Women who grow their hair long would have more frequent trips to the salon to get a trim or a treatment just to keep hair damage at bay. But the lifelong question is — is this really the fate of women who love to keep their locks long?
New Pantene Long Hair Solutions just unlocked the secret to damage-free hair Pantene has just unlocked this age-old secret ingredient that keeps long hair beautiful and strong, and it lies in the power of the rice oil essence. From a 2000-year old Japanese tradition of using rice water to wash hair to keep long hair beautiful, Pantene distilled and extracted the rice oil essence in Wakayama, home to the Aragi-jima Rice Terraces, and blended this ingredient with its Pro-Vitamin formula.
The New Pantene Long Hair Solutions with Pro-Vitamin Formula & Japanese Rice Oil Essence contains Pro-Vitamin B5 to help fortify the lipids inside each hair strand while the Japanese Rice Oil Essence strengthens its outer coating. It ultimately repairs damaged hair and keep it protected from external factors, allowing the hair to grow longer, stronger, and beautifully smoother.
Take a look at these Pantene girls who discovered the #PanteneLongHairSolutions that finally gave them the freedom from their hair-damage worries. Sofia Andres shares on her Instagram post, “Growing up, I always found maintaining long, healthy hair difficult to achieve because I thought long hair came with split ends and damage. But now, I’m excited that I can finally grow my hair without worrying about damage!”
Now a believer on the power of rice oil essence, Gabbi Garcia posted, “It has the power to not just repair hair damage, but also PREVENT hair damage even before it happens because it strengthens your hair from inside out.”
Ry Velasco pairs her Pantene Long Hair Solutions Total Damage Care Shampoo with her trusted 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner, “Super amazed by how this rice oil ingredient can really moisturize my hair and scalp. I usually pair this with the 3 Minute Miracle Total Damage Care Conditioner so that I can have long, healthy, and smooth hair all day.” Pantene Long Hair Solutions gives Filipinas the freedom to grow their hair long and strong just the way they’ve always wanted.
The constant fear of having hair damage and split ends will finally be put to rest, and now the only thing they need to worry about is having great hair that is too beautiful to cut. You can maintain your beautifully long, and damage-free hair right at the comfort of your home when you checkout the Pantene Long Hair Solutions from the Pantene website.
When it comes to Christmas parties, nobody does it better than the Filipinos.
However, with COVID-19 health threat still prevalent in society and following the strict guidelines of Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), skipping the usual grand reunions would be the safest option to seize the holidays.
Despite the many challenges that is currently happening within and outside the country, these wouldn’t stop the Filipinos from celebrating the annual Paskong Pinoy.
Thus, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar opens its doors for a uniquely Filipino Christmas festivities in accordance to the government’s directives on physical distancing, wearing of masks and other safety precautionary measures.
With minimal travel requirements such as health certificate, Get-Pass App QR Code and Confirmed Hotel Voucher, family and friends can simply enjoy the most wonderful time of the year and have their well-deserved secured stays at Las Casas over good food and fun activities.
Set against its Filipino-Spanish restored houses, Las Casas will be having a tree lighting event on December 5, where they will officially start the countdown to Christmas as their Belen (Holy Family) and 24-ft Filipino-inspired tree, adorned with bamboo lanterns, take center stage and light up the skies.
From December 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021, Las Casas Food and Beverage will be offering “Meryenda sa Balsa” with Christmas snacks as the highlight of the activity. For only PHP 3,500 for two, guests can enjoy sight-seeing aboard the iconic native raft (balsa) while savoring puto bumbong, bibingka, and sago’t gulaman.
Guests can also learn how to make the traditional Christmas favorites through “Bibingka and Puto Bumbong Making” every 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays of the month.
This year’s celebration is extra meaningful as it represents new beginnings for everyone, especially the fact that the Filipino people were able to fight the most arduous challenges including the health crisis and natural calamities.
Under the sparkling Christmas lights, guests can feel and enjoy the cheery vibe of the traditional Christmas Eve feast or Noche Buena with a set dinner for adults and kids at PHP 3, 500 and PHP 1, 750 respectively.
Meanwhile, on December 31, guests can wrap up the year and toast to a better 2021 with a luscious New Year’s set dinner matched with live entertainment and fireworks display for adults and kids at PHP 3, 500 and PHP 1, 750 respectively.
There’s no better Christmas celebration than a cozy stay at one of its hotel rooms and casas. Guests can avail 5% treat on accommodations when they book from December 1 to December 17, 2020.
Whether the heritage property is close to home or far away, the brand is certain that Las Casas is every family’s gateway to a remarkable Paskong Pinoy.
They say that it is during the most trying of times that a person’s true character is revealed. When things don’t go according to plan and people are tested to their limits, this is when a person’s mask that he presents to society is stripped away.
This couldn’t be more when it comes to Doc Paolo Bellosillo. Doc Paolo Bellosillo has been helping people live their best life by teaching them more about naturotheraphy. When the pandemic hit, Doc Pao pivoted and focused on helping people survive the pandemic.
An International Specialist of St Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital and proclaimed Most Outstanding Private Citizen given by PNP, Doc Pao exemplifies what resiliency is all about. He did not let the pandemic stop him from touching people’s lives and making a difference in this world.
Tireless in his efforts to give aid to those who need him most and to show support to fellow frontliners, Doc Pao stays out so that others can stay home and stay safe.
This year, Christmas is not as felt as it has been in the past because of the ongoing pandemic, typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Despite the despair and death happening all around, this country has survived together and moved forward as one nation.
Doc Pao is grateful though that the Filipino spirit remains well and alive. It takes a lot to break a spirit but thankfully, the Filipino spirit is not easy to break. We are a loving race and we have heaps of charity, love, service, and humanity.
This Christmas, Doc Pao will be sharing his blessings by providing food for the hungry, water for the thirsty, and medicine for the sick. He also plans to visit the Lord and have a dialogue with him. Lastly, he will be with his family enjoying a family meal cooked healthily to ensure that he is able to live his best life.
Precious stones, gemstones, and jewelry have always been connected to human culture since time immemorial. These beautiful adornments continue to hold real meaning and value.
Throughout the course of history, jewelry has been offered as a trophy, an amulet, and sometimes, even art. It perfectly symbolizes love, a celebration of milestones, and of course, the ultimate representation of wealth.
The line between jewelry and money has always been intertwined with each other. To this day, jewelry continues to be used as currency, inheritance, and investment. But investing in jewelry requires the right knowledge and responsibility.
It is a wise and valuable asset to have as it continues to grow in value every year. In fact, many investors prefer investing in jewelry more because it is less risky than other markets. Interestingly enough, while the value of the world’s currencies constantly fluctuates, gold, diamonds, and other precious metals and stones, on the other hand, has remained stable. Despite the many global economic downturns, including the current pandemic that has severely affected the world’s economies, the value of jewelry has held strong.
Though the price of gold, gold jewelry, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and other gemstones and precious stones also fluctuates, its value however has never truly depreciated significantly. Their value continues to steadily appreciate over time. “What’s beautiful about investing in jewelry is that it is timeless and its value does not diminish.
Real jewelry becomes more valuable over time and it is a great investment asset to have as it pays dividends in the future,” said Tyzianna Teves of Just Jewels. From November 23 to 29, 2020, Just Jewels, one of the country’s highly respected stores of real and authentic jewelry, will be holding their Bright Beginnings Black Friday Grand Sale on Facebook, www.justjewels.com.ph, and at all the Just Jewels branches nationwide. The Grand All Out Sale will likewise guest Sofia Andres in the Facebook Live selling event on November 23, November 27, and November 29. There will also be raffle prizes, games, and many more exciting activities for the attendees. For more information on the Just Jewels Bright Beginnings Black Friday Grand Sale, visit www.justjewels.com.ph.
BPI offers enhanced financial program for Overseas Filipinos. The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is augmenting its program for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) with BPI Pinoy Abroad, a complete financial program for OFWs that addresses their varying needs based on their career stages.
BPI Pinoy Abroad introduces a package of solutions for OFWs who may be in the recruitment stage, wealth building stage, or retirement stage. “Through this program, OFWs and their families can reap the benefits of overseas employment through our package of solutions based on their career stages.
Throughout their journey, BPI Pinoy Abroad helps them achieve their financial goals,” said BPI Head of Retail Segments Aileen Lamasuta. For newly acquired OFW clients who are about to be deployed or newly deployed, BPI offers the “Baon Pack: Gabay sa Pag-alis” which covers services such as entry-level protection through BPI-Philam, Automatic Savings, Remittance, Online and Mobile banking, and Allotment Account. For established, wealth-building OFWs and their families, the bank provides those with four to 10 years of job tenure with the “Pundar Pack: Gabay sa Pagpundar.” The products and services included are Build-up Deposit (Maxi Saver and Pamana Savings), Wallet Extension (Credit Cards), Car and Housing Loan, Income protection thru BPI-Philam, and Asset protection.
BPI also offers wise investment options for retiring and high-value OFWs and their families. The bank has its “Invest Pack: Gabay sa Pagbalik”, which includes Preferred Banking account, Investments: AMTC/BIMI/Capital, and Business Loans. “We recognize the fact that overseas employment is a unique opportunity for many Filipinos. With our offerings, we help our OFs and their families work together to reap the benefits of overseas employment,” Ms. Lamasuta added. The BPI Pinoy Abroad program is part of BPI’s aim to become a trusted source of financial advice for Overseas Filipinos can benefit from a holistic program that addresses their needs as they journey towards a better life.
Sarisari.ph, a new wholesale marketplace of premium products from different provinces and regions came about with just one goal in mind – to be the best and complete source of premium regional dishes and delicacies.
One of which is its flagship product, the Cabanatuan Premium Longganisa. The most popular longganisa in Cabanatuan is called ‘Batutay’, a beef-based longganisa with a distinctive sweet taste. But this too has evolved with the introduction of other variants such as garlic, sweet garlic, hamonado, and spicy flavors.
Today, we are also seeing flavoured Skinless Cabanatuan Longganisa in the market. Sarisari.ph sources all of their products straight from where it comes from. And they make sure that they are freshly made only from the highest quality ingredients. No preservatives, and no fillers or extenders. What’s best is that, it contains more meat than fat making it intact and still whole after frying unlike other brands.
Sarisari.ph also offers budding entrepreneurs to be part of their growing family which can be done in two ways: its either you become a Dealer or a Reseller.
Dealers’ Price is at P7000 with product inclusions of your choice (depending on the availability). You will be provided with a tarp that can help boost your business.
While a reseller, for only P4000 will also be given products of your choice, and together with the Dealer will be given free deliveries of your goods upon ordering and replenishments of your supplies.
The lowest price Sarisari.ph can offer resellers is for P1500. Let us not make this pandemic a hindrance to our success. We can rise and still continue to be productive citizens.