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DTI to tighten watch on food prices as Christmas draws near

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it will monitor prices of commodities, particularly of food items such as those for Noche Buena,...

Ayala Malls host farmers markets over the holidays

MUCH LIKE Makati’s main thoroughfares which are all decked out for Christmas in a distinctly Filipino fashion — from the capiz shell (windowpane oyster)...

Healthy food items are a Christmas gift option

SINCE ITS advent in 1995, Healthy Options has been innovating products for the health and well-being of its customers. The store offers holiday gift...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

THE HOLIDAY season kicked off along the busy streets of Makati City’s central business district as Ayala Land hosted the annual street lighting ceremony...

Gift of indulgence

AS Christmas fast approaches, consider giving the gift of pure relaxation and indulgence as Flow Spa offers gift certificates for massages and treatments from...

A Hello Kitty Christmas

THERE ARE A SLEW of Hello Kitty-themed events happening around the metro this yuletide season. First off is the cute Sanrio-themed gingerbread village at SM...

ABS-CBN Christmas ads: Values and exaltation

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco A FEW CHRISTMAS ADS this year in the country have selected to lean strongly on values. Topping these is the...

Hong Kong for Christmas

BEYOND the cityscapes and cosmopolitan escapades, there is more to Hong Kong than what instantly meets the eye. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) wants...

Toblerone minds the gap

WHEN TOBLERONE recently made a drastic change to the appearance of its iconic chocolate, netizens voiced their concerns on social media about what had...

Doing your Christmas shopping online

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Fridays and the numbers 15 and 30 are usually deadly combinations. They mean one thing, and it’s a word...

Financial phishing increases during holiday shopping season

AS more people shop online during the lead-up to the Christmas holidays, the number of financial phishing attacks is also expected to rise said...

Killers drop Don’t Waste Your Wishes Christmas compilation

THE KILLERS have released this year’s holiday treat for their fans, the Don’t Waste Your Wishes charity album, which dropped exclusively on Nov. 18...

Window dressing

By Zsarlene B. Chua IT WAS -- at first -- a somber affair as while guests happily greeted one another, there was an undercurrent of...

Christmas comes alive

ACROSS THE CITY, yet another Christmas tradition has come to life as the Ortigas Center formally opened this year’s “Christmas on Display,” an animatronic...

A wake up call before Christmas

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco AS I WAS monitoring the local channels’ morning shows for possible launches of new commercials last Tuesday, I happily caught what...

Holidays without ham?

Bacon is bad. And so is ham, beef jerky, and all other kinds of processed meat. So said a report by the International Agency for Research...

Christmas’ Ads & Ends

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco OVER THE WEEKEND, my daughter and I went around the metropolis savoring a little of Christmas “before the real Christmas...

Reliving a Bicol Christmas tradition

IN MANY rural areas in the Philippines, the birth of Jesus Christ is reenacted during Christmas time, which invariably involves dancing and singing. It...

Be fit this Christmas: top calorie-burning sports to try

HAM, mechado, caldereta, and lechon — sumptuous yet fatty standards on dining tables throughout the Christmas season. Despite the temptation to just let go...

Mobile technology and targeted marketing barge in on holidays

LONDON -- Thumbing through guide books for restaurant and shopping tips while on holiday could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to...