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Typhoon Odette relief efforts through LazadaforGood
AS PARTS of Visayas and Mindanao suffer the aftermath of the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year, Lazada is encouraging Filipinos to help provide support and relief to communities affected by Typhoon Odette by donating to relief efforts through #LazadaForGood partner NGOs, including World Vision, Save the Children, UNICEF, and many more. For more details, visit https://lzd.co/LazadaForGood.
Noel Cabangon’s birthday, fundraising online concert
SINGER-songwriter Noel Cabangon will hold Dito sa Bahay Christmas and Birthday Edition, a fundraising concert for Dinagat island on Dec. 26, 9 p.m. on his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NoelCabangonMusic. Donations can be coursed through GCash, Banco De Oro, and donations in kind. For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/NoelCabangonMusic/posts/450765156418813.
CCP holds Misa De Aguinaldo
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold Misa De Aguinaldo (Christmas Eve Mass) live at the Main Theater on Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m. The Manila Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Jeffrey Solares, will serenade mass goers as they enter the venue. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, SSP at 8 p.m. The Philippine Madrigal Singers will perform Handel’s “Messiah” with Koro ni San Jose, the Malabon Concert Singers, and the Archangel’s Journey Choir. Lara Maigue and Nanette Moscardon–Maigue will also sing during the Communion. Free tickets will be distributed on at 6 p.m. at the CCP Little Theater Entrance and Ramp Area. Due to IATF’s guidelines, the venue can only accommodate up to 50% of the normal capacity. Tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Before coming to the venue, download and register at the StaySafe.ph app. Everyone is required to scan the staysafe.ph unique CCP QR Code prior to enter the premises (for Android: https://bit.ly/StaySafe-Android; for iPhone: https://bit.ly/StaySafe-iOS). Mass goers must bring their vaccination card. Unvaccinated children should be accompanied by vaccinated adults. For further details on the CCP’s protocols, click this link: https://bit.ly/CCPNewNormalProtocol. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/culturalcenterofthephilippines/.
BTS pop-up store opens on Christmas Day
THE SPACE of BTS pop-up store opens at SM Megamall on Dec. 25. It will be there until March 31, 2022. Because of COVID restrictions, only a limited number of slots are open per day, with visits limited to 45 minutes. To reserve a slot, visit https://2021btspopupasia.ph.morningkall.com/. Reservations open every Wednesday at 1 p.m. on the week prior to a visit. One reserved slot is good for two people. The BTS Pop-Up: Space of BTS store is located at UG/F Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Celebrating a pet Christmas at Robinsons Magnolia
THIS year, Robinsons Malls, in partnership with Pet Lovers Centre, is holding a weeklong pet event dubbed as Santa’s Pet Village, which runs until Dec. 26 at Robinsons Magnolia Atrium. Get a chance to win a P2,000 pet party package by registering a pet at the Pawsta Eating Contest — either Small-Medium Category or Large Breed category. The first pet to finish the bowl of spaghetti wins the prize. There will be a Furry & Fab Pet Pawshion Show with 10 cats and dogs strutting down the runway in Christmas costumes. Three best dressed and three special awardees shall take home special pet goodies from Pet Lovers Centre. As part of its advocacy for responsible pet ownership, Robinsons is holding various Pet Talks about pet nutrition, grooming, training, and more. At Santa’s Pet Village, there will be free vet consultation and anti-rabies vaccinations. Pre-register pets at Pet Lovers Centre Magnolia branch. On Dec. 24 and 25, five lucky pets visiting Santa’s Pet Village at Robinsons Magnolia will receive P1,000 worth of Pet Lovers Centre products. To know more about Santa’s Pet Village and other activities, follow Robinsons Magnolia, Pet Lovers Centre Philippines and Robinsons Malls Happy Pets Club in Facebook.
Visit a Money Heist-themed Escape Room
TO EXTEND the thrills of the season finale of Netflix’s hit original series Money Heist (La Casa De Papel), mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. and game organizer Mystery Manila have teamed up once again to bring the themed virtual escape room called “The Professor’s Puzzle” for fans of the show. To make it more exciting, players who have the fastest time in solving the escape room can get a chance to win a 5G handset from Smart Signature. Join the Professor’s Puzzle escape room experience by visiting https://smart.com.ph/Pages/prof-puzzles.