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Stuff to do (03/30/21)

Donate Globe Rewards points for Lent

GLOBE provides opportunities to donate to charitable causes through its Globe Rewards program. Customers who would like to do their share for the environment, communities and the nation, can donate their Rewards points that will expire on March 31, 2021 to their chosen non-government organizations (NGOs), charitable institutions, and foundations for as low as P1. Given the country’s current situation, customers are encouraged to donate to the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. to help provide much-needed support for healthcare frontliners and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Points donated will be used to support health workers’ expenses on housing, meals, PPEs and other various protective gear. For those looking to support other meaningful causes, the following organizations are also part of the platform and are in need of support: ABS-CBN Foundation which supports children under the care of Bantay Bata 163 and Sagip Kapamilya’s relief and rehabilitation efforts; Ayala Foundation which provides internet connectivity to public school teachers; Hineleban Foundation which restores the primary forests of Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur; JCI Manila which beautifies the walled city of Intramuros through Philippine native trees; Moments with Father Jerry Foundation which supports the elderly and sick priests and brothers under the Society of the Divine Word; the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation which assists in the operations and training of new frontline responders for the 24/7 hotline for suicide prevention and emotional crisis; Philippine Animal Welfare Society Philippines which aids in medical treatments of rescued animals; The Rotary Foundation which supports efforts to eradicate polio worldwide; Save Philippine Seas which educates children on the wonders of marine biodiversity; and the Walang Iwanan Alliance which provides meals and nutrition to underserved families within Metro Manila. Donations may be done through the Globe Rewards App http://glbe.co/GRewardsApp. During the height of the community quarantine last year, a record P36 million in cash donations for the benefit of health workers and frontliners in 11 medical institutions nationwide was successfully raised by 491,821 loyal Globe customers through their Rewards points. These were used to provide much-needed test kits, alcohol, and complete sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs) such as surgical masks face shields, and surgical gowns. To know more about Globe’s Donate campaign, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/help/rewards/donate-campaign.html.

Samsung’s 4-Day Easter Sale

SAMSUNG will hold a Four-day Easter Sale from April 1 to 4. It will offer discounts and bundled promos this Easter on select products, from Smart TVs and soundbars, to digital appliances, and even smartphones and tablets. Among the Easter deals are: purchase select 55- and 65-inch Samsung Crystal UHD TVs bundled with a Soundbar and save up to P17,499; enjoy up to 37% off on select digital appliances from any Samsung-authorized online partner including Window-Type Inverter Air Conditioner, Top Mount No Frost Refrigerator, Top Load Fully Automatic Washing Machine, Jet Stick Vacuum Cleaner, and Air Purifier; get a bundle of two 34sqm Air Purifiers for P19,965. Galaxy devices are also included in the sale. Buy the new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and get a free 45mm Galaxy Watch3 in silver worth P20,990. Customers who purchase the Galaxy S21+ 5G and Galaxy S21 5G will get a free 41mm Galaxy Watch3 in silver worth P18,990 and a Galaxy Watch Active2 worth P11,990, respectively. The Galaxy Note20 Series and Galaxy S20 FE are offered with discounts up to P5,000. The Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, and Galaxy A02s are also available with a buy one, get the second unit at 50% off deal. Customers can also avail of a discount of up to P5,000 on the Galaxy Tab S7 Series and Tab A 8.0. Exclusive online deals on Samsung.com await customers including up to 33% off on Galaxy Buds Live or Galaxy Buds+, 30% off on 90 sqm Air Purifier, and more. Cash discounts are not valid in conjunction with other cash discounts being offered in some stores. Visit Samsung.com for details on Samsung’s 4-Day Easter Sale.

Ballet Philippines video for Women’s Month

BALLET Philippines has partnered with the Yuchengco Museum to present the world premiere of Ode to the Feminine to celebrate Women’s Month. The performance depicts women’s empowerment with “The Power of Choice” as its central theme. The ballet focuses on the female-centric paintings by National Artists Botong Francisco and Fernando Amorsolo — Courtship Ritual and Princess Urduja, respectively — that are displayed in the Museum. The video can be seen here: Ode to the Feminine (ballet.ph).

Celebrate Easter at home with Edsa Shangri-La

RELAX and enjoy an intimate Easter celebration at home with Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s specially curated take-away Easter set menus and goodies. The Gourmet On the Move Easter specials feature creations from HEAT, Summer Palace, Senju, and The Bakeshop starting at P2,500 net, available until April 4. HEAT’s traditional Filipino Easter set with a twist featuring arroz a la valenciana, pancit sotanghon guisado, kalderetang baka, lechon belly stuffed with laing, banana heart with coconut cream, Brazo de Mercedes, and bibingka cheesecake, that comes with condiments and steamed rice. This set for five may be ordered from Gourmet On the Move at P4,500 net. Senju kitchen brings authentic flavors of Japan with two Easter sets to choose from, complete with appetizer, main course, and dessert at P5,000 net for two persons and P10,000 net for five persons. Summer Palace has a special four-course Easter feast featuring the restaurant’s bestsellers at P2,588 net per person, with a minimum of two orders for take-away or delivery. The Bakeshop’s selection of luxurious Easter hampers brimming with Easter chocolates and goodies start at P2,500 net. To learn more about Edsa Shangri-La’s Easter offerings, visit https://bit.ly/EdsaShangriLaEaster2021. For inquiries, orders, and reservations, call 8633-8888 or e-mail heat.esl@shangri-la.com.

Resorts World Manila Holy Week specials

RESORTS World Manila’s (RWM) signature restaurants are offering a variety of seafood and vegetable dishes this Lenten season. Try Silk Road’s  Salmon Tandoori (P665) and Wok-Fried Garden Greens (P200). Veggie-lovers can go for Happy 9’s Wok-Fried Round Cabbage with Dried Shrimp (P448) and Stir-Fried Seasonal Vegetables (P418). Garden Wing Cafe’s Seared Salmon Fillet (P700) is also a  must-try. Enjoy these seafood and veggie dishes at home through RWM’s signature food-delivery service, Delishvery. Call +63 (2) 7908-8885 or text 0917-878-8856 for orders.

Conrad celebrates Easter with takeaway feasts

CONRAD Manila celebrates the coming Easter with Signature Takeaway Feasts and Easter Goodies conveniently available at the e-Store for takeaway and delivery. Brasserie on 3’s Easter Family Roast Takeaway Menu features ginataang tilapia in coconut milk, 48-hours US choice beef short rib (1.6 kg), and whole crispy roast suckling pig filled with aromatic rice, garlic and lemon grass; all served with roasted carrots, beets, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin, steamed rice, and buttered beans and bacon. Price starts at P5,150 nett and serves a family of four to six. China Blue by Jereme Leung offers well-curated sets: Dim Sum featuring House specialty truffle mushroom bun, steamed pork and shrimp dumpling siomai, seafood bean curd sheet, and more; BBQ roast with highlights Honey-glazed BBQ pork neck, bacon scallops, half-roasted duck, to name a few, and Chef’s Specials of Homemade tofu with spinach and chicken, deep-fried spareribs with garlic, shrimp with XO sauce and seasonal vegetables, stir-fried beef with Chinese walnuts, and smoked duck with cigar spring rolls. Price starts at P2,200 nett. To celebrate Easter, Conrad Manila’s Bru Coffee Bar presents a playful selection of Easter Bunnies, Eggs and more made from premium chocolates, all available to order online for takeaway or delivery. Kids and kids at heart also get to enjoy a special Easter Painting Kit Set, priced at P950 nett, which includes bunny and egg molds, paint and brushes. The Easter Goodies is available until April 4. For orders, visit conradmanilaestore.whyqueue.shop, call 8833-9999 or e-mail conradmanila@conradhotels.com.