Showing posts with label Anniversary. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Cowrie Grill Celebrates A Decade of Culinary Elegance

11:11:00 PM


Cowrie Grill, the distinguished steakhouse that once graced the historic walls of The Manila Hotel and now finds its home at Promenade Greenhills, is celebrating a decade of culinary excellence. With a rich history that traces the journey of steak to the Philippines, Cowrie Grill has become a symbol of fine dining, attracting discerning connoisseurs for the past ten years.

In honor of its 10th anniversary, Cowrie Grill is excited to share this milestone with its patrons by highlighting its 10 most beloved dishes. These culinary masterpieces, cherished by guests over the years, include the classic Caesar Salad prepared tableside, the comforting French Onion Soup, the delectable Fettuccine Al Funghi E Tartufo, the succulent Grilled Chilean Sea Bass, the flavorful Saga Wagyu Beef Rib Eye, the renowned Chateaubriand U.S. Angus, the impressive Bone-In Tomahawk Ribeye, the exquisite Iberico Pork Loin, the luxurious U.S. Angus Beef Tournedos Rossini with Foie Gras, and the indulgent Baked Alaska flambéed with brandy.


Expressing gratitude for the continuous support and loyalty since the early days at The Manila Hotel, EJ Yap, F&B Director of Cowrie Grill by The Manila Hotel, remarks, “Our 10th anniversary is a tribute to our commitment to culinary excellence and the cherished relationships we’ve built over the years.”

Beyond its exceptional dishes, Cowrie Grill also serves as an ideal venue for private events and intimate gatherings. Boasting an elegant interior and customizable space, the restaurant's versatility, combined with its unwavering commitment to exceptional service, makes it the perfect choice for those seeking a refined setting for their celebrations.


Operating from Mondays to Sundays, Cowrie Grill welcomes guests from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM. For inquiries and reservations, contact +632 8477 6385, send a Viber message to 0977 641 8815, or email Join Cowrie Grill in commemorating a decade of culinary brilliance and creating lasting memories in an atmosphere of sophistication and taste.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

CHILD Haus celebrates 21 years, Tears from Heaven

11:28:00 AM

The SM Mall of Asia Music Hall hosted the 21st-anniversary party of CHILD Haus, a special place created by 'Mader' Ricky Reyes to give hope to kids with cancer. Over the years, the Sy family has been a big supporter of this place. In the beginning, it was Henry 'Tatang' Sy, Sr., and in recent years, Hans Sy, the Chairman of the Executive Committee at SM Prime Holdings Inc., has carried on the tradition started by his father.

CHILD Haus founder 'Mader' Ricky Reyes and SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy (center) celebrate the institution's 21st anniversary with the CHILD Haus beneficiaries.

At the forefront of the event were Mr. Sy and 'Mader' Ricky, and they invited several people and businesses who have supported CHILD Haus over the years. Many kids who have found a home at CHILD Haus were also there. The media covered the event, acknowledging the significant impact places like CHILD Haus have on children and their parents, often being their much-needed support.

CHILD Haus founder 'Mader' Ricky Reyes

SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy

During the event, they showcased three stories from CHILD Haus, featuring Aya, Laura, and Jessa in video clips. These videos were all about spreading hope and showing the life-saving efforts of the organization. Even the most experienced photographers in the press couldn't hold back tears, and it was truly amazing to see their emotional reactions. This shows just how deeply these stories touched everyone in the audience.

CHILD Haus founder 'Mader' Ricky Reyes, SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy, and three inspiring CHILD Haus children, Aya, Laura, and Jessa.

After ‘Mader’ Ricky's heartwarming welcome, Mr. Sy himself took the stage to present plaques of appreciation to the many friends of CHILD Haus whose generous donations have made the organization's life-saving work possible.

CHILD Haus founder 'Mader' Ricky Reyes and SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy award plaques of appreciation to the generous friends of CHILD Haus whose contributions have enabled the organization's life-saving mission.

Those suffering from cancer and ‘adopted’ are provided food and shelter. There are presently two CHILD Haus locations - one in Manila, near the Philippine General Hospital, and one in Quezon City. Until the children are declared cancer-free and/or have completed their treatments and medical procedures, one child and one parent are allowed to live at CHILD Haus. If it’s an infant, both parents can stay.

A longtime supporter and regular visitor to CHILD Haus, Karylle, led the children in a rousing song composed by Karylle’s husband, Yael Yuzon. Then ‘Mader’ Ricky’s daughter sang a rendition of Florante’s ‘Handog’ that had been reworded to fit the sentiments of the children at CHILD Haus. These were two songs that the children had learnt and practiced as a “thank you” to the many guests who have helped make the ‘haus’ a reality.

Singer Karylle leads the CHILD Haus children in an uplifting song.


In the end, both ‘Mader’ Ricky and Mr. Sy acknowledged the significance of this event, which commemorates 21 years of compassion, fortitude, and the spirit of giving and sharing.

To know more about inspiring stories and events at SM, visit or follow @smsupermalls on social media.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Manila Prince Hotel Celebrates Anniversary with Exclusive Offers this September!

10:21:00 PM

Manila Prince Hotel is thrilled to share the news of its upcoming month-long anniversary celebration in September 2023. In honor of this significant achievement, the hotel has planned a range of special promotions as a heartfelt thank-you gesture to its cherished guests. Here's a brief overview of the scheduled events and offerings.


Royal Reward Card

To kick off the celebrations, Manila Prince Hotel presents the Royal Reward Card – a frequency card designed to reward the loyal guests of Marcelino St. Café with exciting freebies. Collect a stamp with each lunch or dinner buffet at Marcelino St. Café and enjoy a complimentary iced tea on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th visits. On the 10th visit, indulge in a buffet treat for free.Offer is valid from September 1 to 30, 2023. Terms and conditions apply.


Your Manila Prince Hotel Moments

“Your Manila Prince Hotel Moments” photo contest invites guests to share their most joyous and cherished memories and experiences at the hotel. Whether it’s a heartwarming story, a memorable event, or a snapshot that conveys a special moment, participants have the chance to win a complimentary lunch or dinner buffet for two (2) persons at Marcelino St. Café.

To submit an entry, fill up the form via All successfully submitted photos have the chance to be one of the Top 10 winners which will be selected based on the following criteria: Narrative & Storytelling (50%), Relevance (25%), and Visual & Emotional Impact (25%). Submission of entries is from September 10 to 20, 2023. Announcement of the 10 winners will be on October 2, 2023.


Book Your Celebration With Us

Manila Prince Hotel extends a remarkable special offer to those seeking to celebrate unforgettable events. From elegant weddings to corporate gatherings, booking an event at the hotel not only guarantees a seamless experience but also gives one a chance to enjoy a complimentary staycation. Pay for an event with a minimum revenue of Php 91,023 nett and get an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room inclusive of buffet breakfast for two (2) persons.

Booking period and pay date is from September 1 to 30, 2023. Valid for events from September 1 to December 31, 2023. For inquiries and reservations, call 0998 591 1912 or email and conditions apply.


Rediscover Cantonese Delights at the Reopening of Dragon Court

Nestled in a chic yet relaxed setting, get ready to savor once again the finest flavors of Cantonese cuisine at Dragon Court. Its carefully crafted menu features all-time favorites and iconic classic dishes. Set to reopen on September 27, enjoy an exquisite lunch experience from 11AM to 3PM or relish an evening affair during dinner service from 6PM to 10PM. For inquiries and reservations, call 02 5328 2222 or email

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bioessence Celebrates Its 25th Year

12:37:00 PM

One of the companies that have grown in the beauty and skincare industry, Bioessence, created not only the name but also the brand that does not only care but also helps the people underneath its wings.

Just recently, at Cities Events Place, a Chic and Glam Gatsby themed party was held to celebrate Bioessence 25th anniversary. It's the company's 25 years of continuously making beautiful women more beautiful.

Dr. Emma Beleno shared part of their ups and downs as they were starting the business in 1994, it started in a town in Davao City. With mere knowledge about business, Dr. Beleno pursues and grow the business of what we now know Bioessence.  She even shared that there were lessons learned along the way and she even attended business school just to master the business. She knows skincare because she's a doctor but she's no businesswoman to run a business that's why she continuously learns the ins and out of the business.

To stand out in the business, Bioessence constantly provides its customers with top customer service, modern skin and beauty treatments, state of the art equipment and facilities, and high quality products.  And this has been their thrust for the past 25 years.

The night is glammed with beauties, music, food, and people who made the evening celebration a moment for Bioessence.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

CBN Asia Celebrates 25th Anniversary at the Big Dome "All for the ONE" with Different Christian Celebrities

10:14:00 AM

It's very rare that the Christian community gathers together and celebrate for the glory of God. This coming October 1, 2019, Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum at exactly 6:00 PM the whole Christian community will rejoice as CBN Asia celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a worship concert dubbed as "All for the ONE". Take note that almost every Christian Celebrities will be there to give their talent. Probably this is the very first time that Christian Celebrities are gathered in one concert to rejoice together with the other Christ believers.

CBN Asia, the producer of The 700 Club Asia and Superbook, will have the celebration with the concert "All for the ONE". Joining the concert on a night of celebrating God's faithfulness are some of the country's top-performing artists such as Ogie Alcasis, Christian Bautista, RJ dela Fuente, Moira Dela Torre, Dulce, Jason Marvin, Jaya, Manoeuvres Ignite, Acel Van Ommen, Papuri Artists, Timmy Pavino, Aicelle Santos, Erik Santos, GeraldSantos, Superbook hosts, Playshop Kids, Upper Room Worship, Gary Valenciano, and Janina Vela.

A media conference was held last September 11 in Sikat Inc, Timog, Quezon City for the "All for the ONE" concert which was attended by some of the Christian Artists that will perform in the concert. They were Asia's Diva, Dulce; Upper Room Manila Worship Director, Juan Banal; Singer and Songwriter, Acel Van Ommen; Balladeer, RJ dela Fuente; and Lifestyle Vlogger, Janina Vela.

Gordon Robertson, CEO of The Christian Broadcasting Network CEO and founder of CBN Asia, and Peter Kairuz, President and CEO of CBN Asia, will also deliver powerful messages to relive the organization's 25 years of proclaiming Christ and transforming lives.

"All for the ONE is going to be a night of worship with incredibly gifted artists. We're expectant that the audience will witness God's faithfulness not just to the CNB Asia ministry, but also to their lives. I'm sure they would go home blessed and filled with overflowing joy," said Robert John Tan, Executive Vice President and COO of CBN Asia.

Aside from The 700 Club Asia and Superbook, CBN Asia is a multifaceted ministry that has also expanded with cutting-edge programs, projects, and services through digital media, a 24-hour Prayer Center, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, and the Asian Center for Missions.

Get your tickets by donating to CBN Asia through or through ML Kwarta Padala with the corresponding amounts: Php1,000 for Patron, Php700 for Lower Box, Php500 for Upper Box, and Php200 for General Admission.

You may also donate through the CBN Asia office, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines main office, Philippine Christian Book Stores (CCF Center, EDSA, Fairview, Farmers, Makati-Bethany, Masagana, and Monumento branches), Philippine Bible Society in UN Avenue, House of Praise in Panay Avenue, Becca Music in Ortigas Center, Cornerstone: Books and Scriptures, and Throne of Wisdom Christian Academy in Binangonan.

So, bring your family, friends, and churchmates and let us all come together for a one of a kind worship experience!

If you want to watch the coverage of the press conference you can watch it on Kwento Ni Toto YouTube Channel to get highlights and few interviews with the different celebrities joining this worship concert.

Here are some of the photos taken during the media conference.

See you at the concert and let us all praise the ONE!

Monday, May 6, 2019

ICATS 9th Anniversary Celebration with More New Heights

9:36:00 PM

The International Cabin Attendant raining School or ICATS celebrated its 9th Anniversary with their groundbreaking new programs and the introduction of their new scholars. ICATS moving onwards with more new heights to conquer.

ICATS was once the dream of its CEO Princess Joy Garcia and her co-founders. Now, reality has taken place and it is now the country's premier flight attendant school.  It is established in 2009 and it has been helping Filipinos pursue their dream career as a flight attendant through its innovative programs taught by top-notch and modern facilities.

The story of its humble beginning started way back in 2010 with just 3 enrollees. Still, persistent to make ICATS a premiere school for flight attendants they continue until 2014, ICATS experienced a rapid increase in enrollees, which prompted the schools to transfer to a bigger venue to accommodate all their students. By 2017, ICATS geared for another expansion and transferred to its current location at the Philippine Stock Exchange Center in Pasig where they created the Cabin Trainer, a replica of an aircraft's Business and Economy class setting for aircraft familiarization, emergency procedures, and in-flight services to give trainees a better grasp on real-world scenarios.

Currently, ICATS has more than 1,173 graduates who hold vital positions in prestigious local and international commercial airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, and Air Asia, among others.

Just recently, the school became of the few TESDA-accredited flight attendant schools in the country and is a recipient of TESDA's Elite business and Leadership Awards in 2019, which will be awarded in May, for its exemplary training programs.

As the innovations in aviation goes on and brings more changes, so is ICATS. Through the years, ICATS has made its name in the airline service industry and in recent years has expanded its offerings to cater professionals in other industries.

"Our vision has always been for each of our graduates to become the best and this applies not just to aspiring flight attendants but to professionals who work in a customer-oriented capacity. We want to continue molding students and working professionals into knowledgeable, dependable and confident individuals in and outside of the airline service industry through our existing and new programs," shared by Garcia.

ICATS core programs are Cabin Crew, Campus, and Corporate. Under the Cabin Crew program are in-depth courses provided like the Direct Flight Program, Red-Eye Flight Program (for working professionals who want to shift to a flight attendant career), and Connecting Flight Program (developed for aspirants who are living outside of Metro Manila). The Campus Program also offers 3 courses, the Flight 101 (Introduction to the Life of a Flight Attendant), Flight 102 (Improving Personal Skills to Become an Airline Professional), and Flight 103 (Transforming Flight Attendant Dreams to Reality). And the last is the Corporate Program, which caters to employees in the professional arena, particularly those in people-oriented positions.

With the celebration of ICATS 9th Anniversary, the school brings new wave of programs. The Corporate Image Enhancement Program, which tackles dressing for success and cultivating a positive corporate image. The Wave Program is an onboarding program designed to help a company's Human Resources team articulate its vision, mission and core values to employees with the goal of building a strong organizational culture. Lastly, the Me After College program that seeks to help fresh graduates make the transition from student to professional as smoothly as possible. Enrollees learn about image enhancement and job interview essentials to prepare them for the next phase of their life and help them land their dream job.

Still, as part of its 9th Anniversary celebration, ICATS grants 9 full scholarships to bright and deserving individuals. Chosen from hundreds of applicants, these 9 aspirants all have different backgorunds and come from various parts of the country. Former BPO employee Ferdinand Adriano from Pangasinan, insurance professional Kristel Adriano from Bulacan, former overseas worker Hakim Bonsalagan from Isabela, accounting graduate  Franz Calbelo from Marikina, former Cebu airport intern Jessa Mae Cartagenas of Cebu, Sangguniang Kabataan Councilor Kiara Celine Cruz from Bulacan, entrepreneurship graduate Diana ruth Dones from Mandaluyong, events professional Marie Erika Grajo from Quezon City, and tourism graduate Maria Milvette Lacata from Taguig. All these scholars will undergo training in all 3 of ICATS' curricula and are on their way to having a bright future in the skies.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

More Planned Expansions of OOSM Solutions Revealed During Celebrates Its 1st Year of Successful Operations

11:34:00 PM
A year of growth and success gave one of today’s BPO Company a reason to celebrate their first year with a bang. An Australia-based company, OOSM Solutions operating in the Philippines, shared their vision of further expansions and other plans in the coming years during the media briefing conducted at one of the events place in San Juan City.

Young and full of potential, this company aims to make a significant change in the Philippines through their programs created for their employees and potential talents.
The BPO company is presently positioned in the country’s premier financial district, Makati City and this new company has made an impact not only to their employees but also to their clients.

“Our passion, commitment, professionalism and dedication are among the reasons that catapulted us toward success during our first year, and we are looking forward to accomplish more with the proper training, skills and expertise that are necessary to get the job done,” explains Linda Salud-Margon, Chief Executive Officer of OOSM Solutions.

OOSM Solutions was established to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Australia and New Zealand to achieve growth and maintain their business by offering tailor-fitted services targeted to meet clients’ rigorous demands. Its mission as a BPO company is to deliver stakeholder value through its BPO packages that ensure consistency, confidentiality and excellence.

“OOSM lives by its core values of delivering quality service at all times while assuring confidentiality and promising cost efficiency, which truly delighted our clients not only in Australia and New Zealand but also in other parts of the world,” adds Salud-Margon.

According to Salum-Margon the formula to OOSM’s success lies in its systematic approach to providing the best solution for their clients’ business needs, which starts with efficient data gathering, meticulous planning, and effective manpower mobilization until the final delivery.

OOSM Solutions offers the following services, Back Office and Secretarial Services, Transcription, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Digital Marketing and Graphic Design, Customer Support and other high-value offerings such as Architectural Consultancy and Research and Studies.

During the media briefing, Salud-Margon announced its planned expansion in the country.

  • Cavite Expansion, which will have its next facility and is expected to be operational by 2018. 
  • Palawan Expansion
  • and more
It is expected to open the Cavite facility by 2018 and fully operational.

“We are excited at the prospect of expanding further our operations in the Philippines, given the success we experienced during our first year. We will definitely look forward to opening more sites here,” emphasized by Salud-Margon.

OOSM Solutions
BPO Company
1291 GT Building, Unit 4A, 4th floor, Batangas Street corner Uruguay Street, Barangay San Isidro, Makati City
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Dads 8 Shopping Reasons Why Not to Miss Grocery Day at Super 8

5:30:00 AM

For Dads who seldom do their shopping at the grocery store, a good and handy list is what he needs to survive the task entrusted to him. This is the part where now "men do what women do. And besides it's like a jungle out there for the men.

So here are this Dads 8 shopping reasons why not to miss the grocery day at Super 8.

1. Accessible Branches. With the proximity of Super 8's branches there are no reasons not to go shopping for grocery items. Up to now they already have 60 branches mostly in the Greater Manila Area. So with this number of branches Dads wouldn't have a hard time locating one store that is near to their places. For us I think there are around 3 to 4 branches that are within the proximity.
2. Great Buys. Of course like any other brands they too have their Great Buys to choose from. This makes our budget more stretched up to last piso.

3. Great Discounts. Super 8 from time to time give great discounts. Of course all you have to do is look for the specially marked price tags or you can coordinator with their customer service for inquiry. This is another way of extending and stretching the budget for groceries. For Dads this will only means that he'll have more savings out of the lists that he follows.
4. Super 8 Rewards Card. Of course every store got their loyal customers and those patrons are rewarded with simple things for patronizing the products. So this Dads also get that kind of perks with Super 8 Grocery's Super 8 Rewards Card. The Rewards Card is a customer loyalty program that give members points every time they shop at any Super 8 branches. This points will be loaded to the card every transaction. The more point you accumulate the better. Another this is that Card members will also get exclusive access to sale events and discounts.

So, you're wondering how to get it... well it is simple and just follow this steps.
  • Go to the nearest Super 8 Store and bring 1 valid ID.
  • Go to the Customer Service Counter, fill up the enrollment form and pay Php100.00 membership fee. 
  • Claim your Super 8 Rewards Card a the Customer Service Counter in a few minutes. 
  • Always bring your Super 8 Rewards Card to earn points in your transaction. 
5. Super 8 11th Anniversary. The Super 8 Grocery Warehouse will be celebrating its 11th Anniversary this whole month of August 2017. The month long celebration will bring great opportunities for the shoppers. As part of their promos rewards card holder who purchased grocery items worth Php4,000.00 entitles them to whooping 80 points. More value in every shop.
6. Super 5-Day Sale. Though 8 is their lucky number it wouldn't hurt to have 5 as one of their number with the upcoming Super 5-Day Sale which will happen on August 11-15, 2017. During this sale they will have great discounts with a yellow price tag, also the buy one get one promo, for their mobile app users they have Php8deals, and of their Rewards Card Members a 50% off.  Now I'm pretty sure Dads are not too excited about this but for the Moms this is going to be war on the dates. Anyway Dads will always be there to support.

7. Super 8 Mobile App. Now here's another reason not to miss shopping at Super 8 with their Mobile App that is now available for download at Google Play and App Store. The main thing about this is that you can access your Rewards Cards points any time and any where without the hassle of going to the nearest store to check your points. The mobile app also makes customers more updated with the current in-store promos and deals to help them plan their grocery shopping ahead. 1
8. Super 8 Anniversary Pa-Grocery Hakot. The main reason, the best is always save for last. With the celebration of Super 8's 11th Anniversary, the store in partnership with Hi-Sense appliances will be making the celebration a lot bigger with their "Super 8 Anniversary Pa-Grocery Hakot" were their contestants will have a chance to make "Hakot" (gather) grocery items. All they need to do is become a card holder member and purchase grocery items worth Php800 to have a raffle coupon. Of course the more entry the more chances of winning.
Winners of these raffle will have a chance to play the Hakot game which will last for 8 minutes and they need to place their grocery items inside the refrigerator.  Winners can have a chance to shop Php8,000.00 worth of grocery and one unit of Hi-Sense 5.3 cu.ft. Single Door Direct Cool Semi-Automatic Refrigerator.

Now, Dads I'm sure these reasons are not enough to get you to do shopping for the Moms but I'm pretty sure the prizes to be won is enough to make you the king of the house. Because Moms will definitely be delighted and will cook more for you.
In case you win, here are my TIP for the HAKOT
  • Forget the list, if ever you'll be having one.
  • Go for the pricey ones. If you like SPAM go directly to that.
  • If you're running out of time go for anything. 
This Super 8 Grocery Warehouse way of saying thank you to their loyal customers. Super 8 Grocery Warehouse Discounted na! Discounted pa! To know more of the mechanics kindly visited their facebook page

Event : 11th Anniversary
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