SM Seaside Cebu’s Spread 3.0 – A Taste of the Word

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Last April 9, 2017, SM Seaside Cebu had their third version of Spread, a food celebration, this time with the theme “A Taste of the World”.

Held at the Mountain Wing Activity Center of SM Seaside. Dishes from the exhibitors showcased their specialty dishes that will surely be a delight to everyone’s tummy.

The exhibitors are:

Yellow Cab Pizza
– serves pizza, pasta and chicken.
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Classic Savory
– serves Filipino and Chinese dishes. Roasted chicken and their pancit is our favorite.
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Mr Burrito Mexican Food
– with their sauces freshly made everyday, who can’t resist those burritos and taco.
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Yoshinoya Japan’s Famous Beef Bowl
– serves Japanese dishes like beef bowl or Gyudon.
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Room for Dessert
– a meal is not complete without desserts, right? Their cakes are so tempting.
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Tubo Cane Juice
– go natural using tubo (sugar cane) as the natural sweetener to your juices or slushes.
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The Lemon Co
– thirst quench with lemon juices.
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Seaside Saloon Bar & Grill
– serves beverages and drinks with alcohol.
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All these are available here in SM Seaside Cebu.

Thank you SM Seaside and CBC for the invitation.
We had fun.
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Nutri10 Plus

If you have super active and at same time picky eater child, like mine, I’m sure you also worry if the nutrient from the food they consume is sufficient. Sure my kids eat spaghetti and chicken adobo but when you give them sautéed mixed vegetables, then it’s a different story as it takes more minutes for a spoonful of veggies to be chewed and swallowed. (Making dishes more colorful is still a work in progress for me :) )

To supplement the lacking vitamins, minerals and nutrients, we give our kids multivitamins. Nowadays, more multivitamins options means more choices thus, its okey to be mindful on what vitamins and minerals to give to your kids based on their needs.

Are your kid’s immunity low? no energy to play? too thin or small for his/her age? too tired to do their assignments? iron-deficient? Is a little of something combined together a good choice or one vitamin or mineral at time better Whatever the need, be sure to pick the right multivitamin with the most stuff your kids need.

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Then there’s Nutri10 Plus.

What is Nutri10 Plus?
According to thefilipinodoctor.com, Nutri10 Plus is a food supplement. It helps promote overall immunity, maximize physical growth & enhance brain development. Nutri10 Plus’ Facebook Page has this infographic about the 4 amino acids, vitamins and minerals in a bottle of Nutri10 Plus.

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Nutri10 Plus has:

  • Taurine – promotes brain development for sharp mind and good memory;
  • Lysine – helps boost appetite;
  • CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) – promotes healthy and accelerated growth to children;
  • Zinc that boosts the body’s immunity.

Plus it also contains Vitamins A, D, E, Bs, and C.

These nutrients are essentials to the kid’s growing stage.

Nutri10 Plus Ingredients:
Vitamins, Minerals, Sucrose, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium CMC, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Benzoate, Water and Ponkan flavor (artificial)

Nutri10 Plus Flavor:
Orange sweet flavor.

Nutri10 Plus Recommendation Usage:
1 -9 yrs old (2.5ml)
10-12 yrs old (5ml)

Since the eldest’s diet is good (at least she now eats vegetables and fruits, though not all), Nutri10 Plus is here to help my youngest son.

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Disclaimer: ​Nutri10 Plus were given to us for free from Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Wert Philippines

10 Money Principles Kids Should Learn from MoneyMax Philippines

Had you wish you were taught about money matters as early as during your childhood days?
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It could have been a big help for me to become financially responsible. I came from family of meager income and I don’t blame my parents nor my grandparents who tried their best to make both ends meet. It might be late for me but maybe not for kids in this generation as Kyle from MoneyMax Philippines share financial tips through his infographic about 10 Money Principle Kids Should Learn.

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MoneyMax.ph is a service that help Filipinos save time and money through better information about their financial choices and expenditures.

Lazada PH’s Nescafe Dolce Gusto Promo

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Lazada’s Birthday Sale is coming up and great deals will be pouring from Lazada’s brand and merchant partners. With discounts on products across all categories, everyone is sure to enjoy browsing their website or mobile app to check out the best offers the Birthday Sale has to offer.
One of the brands which came up with an irresistible offer is Nescafe. Coffee lovers will be delighted to know that during the 3-day sale from March 21 to 23, Nescafe Dolce Gusto will be offering a free coffee machine for a minimum purchase of 8 boxes of coffee capsules. For only P3,400, one can get not only 8 boxes of assorted coffee capsules but also a FREE Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Machine. On the other hand, a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini-Me Machine will come for free for every purchase of 10 boxes of assorted coffee capsules and a purchase of 12 boxes comes with a free Dolce Gusto Genio 2 Machine. The 10-box assorted coffee capsule package with a free Dolce Gusto Mini-Me Machine is priced at P4,250 while the 12-box coffee capsule pack with a free Dolce Gusto Genio 2 Machine will only cost P5,100.

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Lazada affiliate bloggers had the chance to check out the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini-Me Machine during the unboxing event held on March 16. The compact and automatic coffee machine would look good in any kitchen counter with its modern design. Not only does the machine allow you to choose on whether you want your beverage hot or cold; it also allows the user, through its Play and Select function, to create the perfect coffee for himself.

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Operating the machine is very easy. During the unboxing, the machine was tested with the Chococino capsules. Chocochino is prepared with two capsules, one containing pure premium chocolate and the other with whole milk. Simply turn on the machine and once the light indicator turns green, the machine can start its work. The capsule with chocolate was slid in first followed by the capsule containing milk. Each capsule indicates a number of bars which needs to be selected through the Play and Select function. The machine automatically stops at the right moment and an aromatic beverage is ready to be enjoyed!

Making beverages is fun and easy with the Dolce Gusto coffee machines. And with a vast selection of beverages, from Espresso, to Cappuccino, hot chocolate and even teas, each coffee machine will be a good kitchen companion day and night. What are you waiting for? Getting your Dolce Gusto coffee machine can never be more effortless with Lazada offering not only CASH ON DELIVERY but also FREE DELIVERY. This offer is only available for 3 days so make sure that you grab this limited offer. Lazada’s Birthday Sale runs from March 21 to 23 so check out Lazada.com.ph to see thousands of discounted products.

LUZVIMIN Schools win at the 2017 Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge

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Over 300 aspiring chefs from 52 schools and universities competed in the 2017 Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (Manila). This event was the culmination of the national roadshow that began last August 2016 in Cagayan de Oro and October 2016 at Cebu City.

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Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, who are both Ajinomoto endorsers, also graced the event to provide encouragement for all the student-competitors and kicked-off the event’s highly anticipated awarding ceremony.

The Grand Prize winners for the Ajinomoto® UCC’s National Culinary Showdown came from VIZMIN in which each school received PhP 15,000.00 in cash, medals and certificates.

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines from Cagayan de Oro for the Best Filipino Umami Dish Category

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and University of St. La Salle – Bacolod for the My Own Umami Creation Category.

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For the Luzon culinary competitions the big winners were:

Perpetual Help College –Manila

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Chiang Kai Shek College;

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and Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

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The Umami Bowl Award and PhP 50,000-worth of kitchen appliances were bagged by St. Dominic College of Asia for receiving the highest accumulated score in major categories.

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The Ajinomoto® UCC is an annual inter-school culinary competition that started in the year 2009. This event provides a training ground for future chefs and nutrition professionals to enhance their cooking skills and nutrition awareness. It is part of Ajinomoto’s “Eat Well, Live Well.®” advocacy to promote the benefit of umami taste in preparing deliciously nourishing recipes. The panel of judges is composed of Food and Nutrition luminaries invited to offer valuable insights to student-competitors on how to apply culinary skills and nutrition knowledge in the creation of nourishing umami dishes. This event is presented by AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION in partnership with La Germania, Solane, Masflex, Fujidenzo and Anvil Publishing, Inc.

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Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC), established in 1958, is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local factories using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang Cube SARSAYA™ Oyster and Sweet and Sour Sauce and “amino FRES-C” Instant Juice Drink.

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Chef Donita Rose shares her Jolly Heart Mate recipe at the Sinulog Festival 2017

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Cebu City, Philippines – The rewarding experience of sharing a feast is just one of the many perks of cooking especially for Filipinos and Jolly Heart Mate Canola ambassador Chef Donita Rose happily shares her passion in cooking at her Regional Festival Tour in the Sinulog Festival.

Sinulog became one of the grandest and most renowned festival in the country that is being held every third Sunday of January. It is festival honoring Senyor Sto. Nino (Child Jesus). To add more colors to the festival in Cebu, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is proud to bring Chef Donita Rose for a live cooking demo during the hype of the festival.

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Last January 14 at 5:30 PM, at SM City Cebu Event Center, Chef Donita prepared Popiah, a vegetable spring roll which is famous in Cebu while adding her own twist to the recipe using her cooking techniques and unique fresh ingredients from the Queen City of the South. Plus, Cebu mommies and foodies got the chance to taste the dish made by Chef Donita.

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“The Cebuanos, with their wide array of food cuisines, really love to eat particularly during the week-long festival of Sinulog. Our culture is practically centered on food which bring families closer, so we should also be aware of how we prepare food and what ingredients we use for the dishes that we serve,” said Chef Donita.

Chef Donita also wants to help Cebuanos to prepare delocious dishes using their harvest and making it heart healthy with the use of Jolly Hear Mate Canola Oil.

“We must always be conscious that the ingredients we used should be good for the heart, like Jolly Hear Mate Canola oil which contains the lowest amount of bad fats (saturated fats) but packs in the good kind like omega 3 and 6, ” Donita shared.

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also contains Vitamin A and has a pale golden color, light texture and neutral taste that makes it good for all kinds of cooking. Aside from being versatile, it also ha one of the highest smoking points which make it a very ideal for frying.

“We are very happy that Donita continues to be the brand ambassador of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, she easily connects well with her audience given her lively personality. Her passion for cooking can be easily seen, and we believe that she can inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle by using healthy oil like Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil in all dishes we cook at home and especially festivals such as the Sinulog, ” added Zen Prudention, Fly Ace Corporation Senior Product Manager for Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil.

For more information on Chef Donita’snext event with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, visit their afacebook page on www.facebook.com/JollyHeartMateCanolaOil

FlyAce Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to the Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporation of portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is the number one canola oil in the Philippines according to Nielsen Retail Index 2015-2016. It is one of the house brands marketed and distributed by Fly Ace Corporation and is available in leading supermarkets nationwide. To know more about Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, like our page on facebook www.facebook.com/JollyHeartMateCanolaOil

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5 Resorts for an Awesome Family Getaway

I have 5 siblings. With our 2-3 years age gap, picture the chaos in our house and the exhaustion my mom and dad experienced when we were dirty little brats. I remember we argue a lot — on who’s gonna wash the dishes or who’s gonna take my dad’s lunch to the plant he works or who’s gonna bathe our youngest brother or even on who’s gonna have the biggest piece of the divided viand. But behind the disagreements and bickering, I’m proud to say that we love each other.

While 3 of my siblings settles at our province, I’m based in Cebu, my brother is now in Ilo-Ilo and my sister is based outside my country. Thankfully, we have FB and Skype for communication but we still miss each other’s company. So imagine when all of us would gathered together during holidays or special occasions. It would definitely be messy and so much fun. Also, it would also probably be lively if we get to enjoy everyone’s company in a wonderful places aside from home.

These five resorts would be a great place:

1. Duka Bay Resort

3 hours drive from Cagayan de Oro City. It has rooms for overnight stays. Snorkeling and kayaking can be enjoyed here and I’ve heard this is also a diving site perfect to enjoy underwater world.

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Photo Credits: http://www.zamboanga.com/

2. Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark

Located in Mactan, Cebu. One of the city’s best water park with 5 swimming pools, 3 water slides and beach to have fun in the water.

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Photo Credits: Jimmy L. of Memories & Calories

3. HaleManna Coastal Garden

Away from the city’s noise, this resort give you a chance to get up close and personal with nature. Perfect for snorkeling, dolphin watching plus be amazed with thousands of sardines swimming underwater.

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Photo Credits: Jimmy L. of Memories & Calories

4. Raymen Beach Resort

Giumaras Island, home of the best white beaches in Iloilo. My brother and sister-in-law recommended it for family get together. For a big family like us, this budget friendly resort will definitely suits us.

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Photo Credits: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.com

5. Mountain Lake Resort

Laguna, my home during my younger years. Got my first job here and learned “independent living” here. Anyways, as what Mountain Lake Resort’s website says, its a place where nature meets adventure. Would it be good to be back in this place not for work but to chill, relax and enjoy together with the whole family.

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Photo Credits: www.travelbook.ph

NOTE: This is an entry to Travel Book PH’s Blogger Getaway Contest.

Want to join TravelBook.ph’s Blogger Affiliate get togethers, getaways, seminars, and trainings while earning at the same time? Be part of the group by signing up here: affiliate.travelbook.ph 

SM City Cebu Princess Academy

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Every daughter is every parent’s princess, and more precious specially if she’s the only daughter. I’m not talking about princesses in the British Royal Family having special privileges nor about Disney princesses, with beautiful gowns and royal parties and wherein the princess’s story ends up with happily ever after. This is about how parents are extra careful, much pampering and overflowing love to their daughter, their “princess”. When we received an invitation about SM City Cebu’s Princess Academy, I thought I will let my daughter join and get the feel of what a “princess” is.

Thanks so much Naomi of Jugs and Pugs for the invite.

Last November 13, 2016, SM City Cebu’s North Wing turned out to be a beautiful banquet as SM Kids and SM Accessories held its Princess Academy. Pretty little girls in their lovely gowns filled-up the area. My daughter, at last minute, became hesitant and almost changed her mind as she felt out of place with her casual dress. I was able to convince her that SM City Cebu’s Princess Academy is not about beautiful dresses… though, it really adds to the event’s elegance, ​blame it to the mom who lacks creativity. I resent myself for not being prepared and I love stage moms who dressed their little girls for the event. Little princesses were all lovely in their beautiful princess gowns, congrats to you mommies :)

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At SM City Cebu’s Princess Academy, little girls were taught to greet friends, to sit, to stand and to walk properly, with confidence like a princess. During their tea party, they were also taught to use the utensils properly and table manners.

It was indeed a grand event for both kids and parents who joined the event. My daughter was glad she joined and learned how to properly eat cookies and doughnuts like a real princess :)

Excited for the next events? Follow SM City Cebu, SM Kids and SM Kids Accessories to get updates.
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2016 Online Revolution Update: Lazada Breaks Record with 100,000 Items in 9 Hours

11 November 2016, Philippines – Late night shoppers started very early to take advantage of Lazada’s 2016 Online Revolution. Customers looking for the best deals from trusted brands started coming in from 12 midnight today. As of 9am, www.lazada.com.ph recorded 100,000 items, 29% of which came from the health and beauty category, with electronics as a close second.

Shoppers relished in the choice of products available to them at amazing offers –all at up to 95% discount. The very first order came from a customer in Tarlac City, who ordered a KDS Beats-0022 100dB Stereo Subwoofer Over-the-Ear Headphones.

Lazada’s Online Revolution excitement started much earlier this year,” said CEO Inanc Balci, “We’ve had an exciting and long night, with crowds of late-night owls turning into early-bird shoppers snapping up the best deals from Samsung, L’Oreal, P&G, BUM, Starmobile, Mamy Poko, among many others. Watch out for more deals coming later today and in the next 4 weeks for your Christmas shopping.”

The Online Revolution sale continues until December 12. Following 11.11, and during the next 4 weeks leading up to 12.12, Lazada is focusing on satisfying its customers’ interests with a weekly curated selection of products for beauty fans, supermoms and families, techies and fashionistas.

Be part of history as Lazada kicks off the Christmas shopping season with the best brands and wallet-friendly deals. Get a chance to win an Isuzu D-Max and Turkish Airlines international roundtrip tickets for all your shopping. Visit www.lazada.com.ph or download the Lazada mobile app for free.

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About Lazada Online Revolution

The Lazada Online Revolution is the biggest online shopping and selling event in Southeast Asia bringing brands and retailers, and consumers together in six countries.

Lazada started the Online Revolution on 12 December 2012 (12.12) to educate consumers on online shopping and its conveniences. The one-day sale sparked a shopping frenzy that grew it into an annual month-long event.

Since then, Lazada Online Revolution has proven itself to be Southeast Asia’s busiest online retail event. In 2015, US$40 million in Gross Merchandize Value was recorded in its three-day finale.

Lazada Online Revolution 2016 will see big retail and marketing brands participate to create an unmatched assortment of popular, quality products, and the best deals for Southeast Asian consumers.

About Lazada Group

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.

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McDonald’s Grand Halloween Family Fun Day 2016

Surely McDonald’s Philippines knows how to make every member of the family happy as they celebrated McDonald’s Grand Halloween Family Fun Day last October 22, 2016. Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Jhanis, the MissusV, invited me and my family for this event. We were able to join the morning slot. Believe me, I initially thought it was just an in-store small event but I had no idea that it was that grandiose like occupying the whole activity area of J Center Mall’s 3rd floor. We were was not able to join last year’s event so it was a surprise. This is the second time McDonald’s Philippines hosted Halloween event here in Cebu.

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We were busy preparing for my kid’s “costume” in the morning and in a hurry that we forgot to bring our orange pumpkin. Good thing that kids who signed up received their cape, pumpkin bag, and a hat to complete their overall Halloween look! They also enjoyed their 1PC Chicken McDo Happy Meal. My son was excited when he received the green toy car. He loves cars by the way.

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The whole family bonded over exciting activities such as the Magical Kingdom Show and played games in booth fondly named “Pretty in Paint,” “Mr. Bouncy Pumpkin,” “Fix Mr. Skeleton,” Eye Can Shoot,” Minute to Win it,” “Pumpkin Relay,” and “Tic Tac Toe.”
The Grand Halloween Family Fun Day is McDonald’s way of promoting children’s well-being through fun and enriching activities that trigger their creativity and sense of play, and help them make new friends.

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Great news for Manila Mommies and Daddies :)
This year also marks the first time that the Grand Halloween Family Fun Day will happen in Manila. On October 29, 2016, kids and kids-at-heart are welcome to join the activity at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. There will be three sessions to accommodate participants: 8AM-11AM, 12PM-3PM, and 4PM-7PM.