Celebrate Special Mom-ents at a Richmonde Hotel

It’s all about Mom the whole month of May at the Richmonde Hotels in Ortigas, Eastwood, and Iloilo. In celebration of Mother’s Day, Richmonde has prepared treats to pamper mom and create happy memories to last a lifetime. From relaxing hotel stays to gastronomic feasts, each experience is made more special with Richmonde’s warm and indulgent service.

Vibe with Mom and give her the gift of a chill and easy vacation in the city at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas. Rates start at PhP 3,500 nett (room only) and PhP 4,300 nett (with breakfast buffet for two).

RHO Mother’s Day lunch buffet.

On May 14, 2023, Richmonde Ortigas’ Richmonde Café serves up a fine spread of Summer Fresh Picks for Mom at the Mother’s Day lunch buffet priced at PhP 1,888nett, inclusive of a round of mimosa. Groups of 5 or more can avail of the 4+1 deal where for every four persons paying the full rate, another person eats for free.

If a staycation, a massage, and some shopping are what mom likes, then surprise her with a reservation in one of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s newly renovated rooms under the Mother’s Day Room Package rates start at PhP 5,900 nett which are available all days of May.

ERH newly renovated room.

Eastwood Café+Bar, the all-day dining restaurant of Eastwood Richmonde, offers sumptuous and festive international lunch and dinner buffets in honor of Mom on Mother’s Day priced at only PhP 1,799nett. Children 6 to 12 years old get a 50% discount and children 5 years old and below eat for free.

For the fun-loving and adventurous mom, book her an Iloilo summer getaway with a luxurious stay at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo rates starting at PhP 5,300 nett good for two persons. Rates are valid until June 15, 2023.

Mother’s Day celebration at Richmonde Iloilo’s The Granary is a market-style dinner buffet where diners can select from an array of global fare freshly cooked with their chosen ingredients. The Mother’s Day Banchetto is available on May 14 from 6pm to 10pm, and is priced at PhP 1,500 nett, with a glass of wine for mom. Children 6 to 12 years old get 50% off and those 5 years and below eat free.

For the ultimate pampering stay for new moms, mommies-to be and mothers of any age, Richmonde, together with the other hotels of Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, partnered with Mama’s Choice to create room packages that promote the care and wellness of moms and their babies not just on Mother’s Day, but all days until the end of the year.

RHI Mother’s Day banchetto dinner buffet.

The Babymoon Package which includes breakfast for two, rates start at PhP 7,000 for a Junior Suite in Richmonde Ortigas, PhP 7,480 for a Superior Room in Eastwood Richmonde, and PhP 8,800 for a Deluxe Room with complimentary massage service, in Richmonde Iloilo.

The Mamajuvenation Package rates start at PhP 8,000 for a One-Bedroom Suite at Richmonde Ortigas, PhP 14,800 for a Superior Room with a facial massage at Eastwood Richmonde, and PhP 15,800 for a Deluxe Room at Richmonde Iloilo.

For moms needing a break from their mommy duties, the Mamacation Package at Richmonde Ortigas is priced at PhP 8,000 for a One-Bedroom Suite; at Eastwood Richmonde for as low as PhP 8,200 for a Superior Room with free facial or foot massage; and at Richmonde Iloilo for as low as PhP 9,300 for a Deluxe Room.

For more information on Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, and Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, log on to www.richmondehotels.com.ph and follow @richmondehotels on Facebook and Instagram.


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RUSH launches eStore Charge, the ultimate affordable solution for efficient social selling

RUSH Technologies Inc. (RUSH) introduces eStore Charge, their most affordable eCommerce package that empowers busy entrepreneurs to accept orders and payments from all social pages and messaging apps through one user-friendly platform. It elevates social selling to make order management and fulfillment as efficient as possible.

The solution is tailor-made for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the early stages of digital commerce which rely on Facebook or Instagram shops and similar online platforms. These entrepreneurs often lack the time or resources to maintain their own sales channels.

With eStore Charge, merchants can create checkout links that they can send to their clients to simplify the checkout process. From this link, customers can review, modify, and complete their orders on one web page.

Although conversational commerce helps social media sellers without any cost, the limited features of these free tools still present various challenges, including extensive message exchanges, prolonged checkout processes, and laborious manual order monitoring, among others. Through eStore Charge, businesses can offer an easy shopping experience to their customers and grow with RUSH without moving out of their free platforms- until they are ready to launch their own digital storefront.

“We understand the struggles of micro and smaller enterprises. Social media sellers in particular are keen on growing their online business, but maintaining their own sales channel, even a sales website, is intimidating for them. We are so excited to introduce the cart-linking capability of eStore Charge to address these pain points and help these budding entrepreneurs scale their social media selling without breaking the bank,” said Jeferson Cruz, RUSH’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Julianne Fernandez, RUSH’s Chief Product Officer, added: “Making digitalization easier for entrepreneurs is at the core of what we do, and we want to make every feature as intuitive as it can be. We developed eStore Charge with starting entrepreneurs in mind, making sure that they can operationalize a seamless checkout and order fulfillment process across their existing sales platforms,”

For an introductory price of Php 250.00 per month, merchants can create unlimited checkout links for order and payment acceptance. The offer is valid for sign-ups until May 30, 2023, with a one-year lock-in period. For more information, visit https://www.rush.ph/promotions/estore-charge-offer.

RUSH eStore Charge also grants access to a content management system, where sellers can upload unlimited products, activate secure payment options, build their customer base, and keep track of transaction history. Additionally, the RUSH Merchant app enables inventory updates, order management, and instant delivery rider booking.

David Tse, Rakuten Viber SVP in Asia Pacific, noted in a 2022 statement that conversational commerce will continue to rise in the coming years. RUSH eStore Charge is designed to help entrepreneurs capitalize on this trend.

RUSH, a portfolio company of 917 Ventures, Globe’s corporate venture builder, powers more than 1,000 brands and serves over six million customers across various industries in the Philippines. RUSH aims to help businesses of all sizes thrive in the competitive eCommerce space without the need for additional platforms and software solutions.

For more information about RUSH Technologies Inc. and its services, visit https://www.rush.ph/. Learn more about 917Ventures and its startups by visiting https://917ventures.com/.


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Theater Review: Dulaang UP’s ‘ Rosang Taba’ – on conquering oppression, courage, and self-love

After two years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to a global health crisis, Dulaang UP re-opened its doors with Floy Quintos’ The Reconciliation Dinner at the University Theater Main Hall Stage in November 2022.

After the play’s successful run, Dulaang UP presented its first offering for the 45th theatre season, an adaptation of Dean Francis Alfar’s How Rosang Taba Won a Race, a children’s story that amplifies the voices of the oppressed.

The adaptation Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba is written by award-winning playwrights Maynard Manansala and Rody Vera and directed by José Estrella in collaboration with her mentees Issa Manalo Lopez and Mark Dalacat. Lopez is Dulaang UP’s  Artistic Director, while Dalacat is a graduating BA Theatre Arts student from the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts.

Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba is a story of how a woman’s courage, cleverness, and determination altered history. In the adaptation, Rosang Taba’s feat is narrated by her great-grandchildren, hoping her legacy lives on in modern times. It tells the fictional story of a slave servant on the chubby side in the home of a Spanish governor-general and his wife, Señora Andreia. It all started when Rosang Taba challenged the arrogant commander of the Spanish forces, Pietrrado, who looked down on the colonized Filipinos as “lazy, boorish, unorganized, have no courage, no morals, no civilization.”

The hilarious pandemic-induced TikTok dances, a strong stand against body shaming, Latin music beat, and musical instruments from Cordilleras made the show more interesting to fire up the audience. The race executed in the play represented the determination of the lead character to prove that Filipinos deserve freedom, love, and equality.

The theater space is an in-the-round type, where the audiences experience every detail of the story presented and participate with the actors. The mise-en-scene, however, is minimalist but valued to support all scenes in the play.

The play has inspired viewers to continue loving themselves despite their weight, and on conquering oppression, courage, and self-love.

Kiki Baento, an artist-teacher of the Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA), played the titular role of Rosang Taba alongside Jojo Cayabyab, who plays Gobernador Heneral. Joining Baento and Cayabyab are equally talented film and theatre actors Skyzx Labastilla, Peewee O’ Hara, Victor Sy, Aldo Vencilao, Quinea Babas, Ynna Rafa, Dyas Adarlo, Mari Palaganas, Owel Pepito, and Pau Vengano.

The show’s proceeds went for the rehabilitation and renovation of the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater—the home of over 150 Dulaang UP plays in the last four decades. The theater has been instrumental in the growth and success of many critically acclaimed theatre artists and scholars, including two National Artists for Theatre, Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio and Dulaang UP’s founding Artistic Director, Antonio “Tony” Mabesa.

Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba was staged recently at the UP Theater Main Hall Stage, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

Contributed by Rayne Jarabo

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Borough Lasik Center leads the way in lasik surgery in the country with brand-new Swiss equipment

Borough Lasik Center (BLC), one of the country’s leading lasik surgery facilities in the country, continues to lead the way in lasik eye surgery innovation in the Philippines with the acquisition of a brand-new equipment using top-notch Swiss technology.

BLC announced recently that it acquired the new multi-purpose laser platform FEMTO Z8 NEO, which represents another standard in innovation and quality.

Made in Switzerland, the FEMTO Z8 NEO is the result of visionary designed solutions and performance engineering at Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems. Ziemer is a privately owned Swiss medical device company that offers smart, cutting-edge technologies in ophthalmology, carrying with it a legacy and philosophy of globally renowned Swiss precision.

Together with intuitive new software and additional applications, the innovative FEMTO Z8 NEO results in extremely high precision and enables gentle eye surgery. It is the perfect platform to perform a wide variety of ophthalmic treatments such as Z Lasik, PresbyMAX Z Lasik, Z Cataract, SMILE and CLEAR procedures as needed, according to Dr. Ches Heredia, MD, DPBO, the Medical Director and Head Ophthalmologist at BLC.

“We chose FEMTO Z8 NEO of Ziemer because it is the most trusted, with more than 1,200 installations worldwide. Ziemer has high-tech lasers and diagnostics made in Switzerland, a family-owned company distinguished by its personal service, and their cutting-edge innovations in the field of ophthalmology,” according to Dr. Heredia.

He said the market worldwide is slowly learning to embrace the FEMTO Laser Lasik, FEMTO Cataract, and FEMTO Lenticule Extraction because it ensures safety and precision, and even the Philippine market is slowly understanding this. Dr. Heredia said the demand will grow for this technology in the near future. “We added this technology to position BLC as the best and most trusted lasik center in the Philippines.”

In the meantime, Dr. Heredia said the FEMTO Z8 NEO will only be available at BLC’s MOA clinic, but stressed that if the market would require it and it would be good for the business, they will install the technology in BLC’s strategic branches.

He added that with the acquisition of the new equipment, BLC will be offering Blade Lasik at a lower price, and FEMTO Laser Lasik and FEMTO Cataract at a premium price point.

Dr. Heredia also expressed his appreciation to MOC Optomedic, Inc., an affiliate of Mandarin Opto-Medic Co., Ltd. Singapore, and is the local distributor of Ziemer’s Z8 Neo Femtosecond Laser for the acquisition of the new equipment. MOC and its affiliates in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia have been in the business for more than 55 years spearheading the advancement of technology in the ophthalmic industry.

And now that the dry season is already here, Dr. Heredia said BLC is currently offering their biggest discounts for the year for Lasik procedures in time for the dry season in the country. “With precision vision, our customers will now have the opportunity to enjoy their best vacation season yet after a long time so they better book now while slots last,” Dr. Heredia pointed out.

The Borough Lasik Center is located at the SM Mall of Asia Wellness Zone and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Borough Lasik Center in Davao is also located at Door 8 & 9, JJ’s Commune, Loyola Street, Bo. Obrero, Davao City, and a brand-new one in Iloilo found on the 2nd floor of the Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City, and can be reached via 09661736117 or e-mail at iloilo@boroughsight.com.

To know more about Borough Lasik Center, visit their website at https://boroughsight.com.ph.



Featured photo:

Left to right: Jason Jong (Director, Mandarin Opto-Medic Co.), Dominique Van Herveele (Sales Director, Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG), Alain Gaschen (Swiss Ambassador), Dr. Ches Heredia (CEO & Head Ophthalmologist, Borough Lasik Center), Dr. Azalea Heredia (CEO, Borough Medical Care Institute), Cory Quirino (TV Host & Media Personality)


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PHINMA Education launches new unified brand for two NCR schools

PHINMA Education, a leading education network in the Philippines, has launched a new unified brand for its NCR schools at the #GritToGlory Partners’ Launch, jumpstarting a campaign that highlights the value of courage and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.

During the brand launch held last April 26, 2023, at Light of Love Events Place, PHINMA Republican College unveiled its new name, PHINMA Saint Jude College Quezon City, alongside PHINMA Saint Jude College Manila, the original campus located in Sampaloc, Manila.

“We are thrilled to present our PHINMA NCR schools’ unified brand in the launch of our campaign that highlights the virtue of Grit,” said Ana Chua, PHINMA Education NCR schools Chief Operating Officer. “This virtue, which is what we nurture among our students in the new PHINMA Saint Jude College Manila and PHINMA Saint Jude College Quezon City, is reflected amongst our students – young people, many of whom hail from low-income households, coming from all over the country and courageously staking their claim to a better life through quality education in Metro Manila.

“As we continuously expand to new markets, what remains constant is our resolve to deliver our brand of accessible, flexible, and supportive education to more of the underserved market,” Chua continues. “This time, as we establish our presence in the country’s capital, we intend to serve those from humble backgrounds in this bustling, highly-competitive environment, and provide them with equal footing among their peers. That is why our battle cry is Hamon, Tapang, Tagumpay – because we believe that with grit, kasama ang PHINMA Ed, they can.”

PHINMA Saint Jude College and PHINMA Republican College are two of the nine PHINMA Education schools in the Philippines, along with Horizon Education in Indonesia. PHINMA Saint Jude College was acquired in 2017 while in 2019, PHINMA Republican College became part of the network.

For more information about PHINMA Education and its #GritToGlory campaign, please visit www.phinma.edu.ph or follow PHINMA Education’s official social media accounts.

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Get freebies exclusively via the MetroMart app

Fantastic freebies are up for grabs in the new S&R Freebie Fest, exclusively via MetroMart, running from May 5 to 14, 2023.

The S&R Freebie Fest, exclusively via MetroMart, will have various items available for FREE with online grocery delivery orders. Customers just need to add to cart the Free Item of the day, and continue shopping at S&R Membership Shopping on the MetroMart app.

These products include SPAM Luncheon Meat, Starbucks Bottled Mocha Frappuccino, Ghana Dark Chocolate, Prem Corned Beef, and more. All New and Existing Users may check their MetroMart app to see the freebie of the day throughout the promotion period, May 5 to 14, 2023.

Please see the S&R Freebie Fest itinerary below:


May 5 9AM – 8PM SPAM Luncheon Meat ₱227.00 FREE
May 6 9AM – 8PM Starbucks Bottled Mocha Frappuccino ₱118.00 FREE
May 7 9AM – 8PM Lotte Jeju Mandarin Orange Juice ₱114.00 FREE
May 8 9AM – 8PM Ghana Dark Chocolate ₱89.00 FREE
May 9 9AM – 8PM Prem Luncheon Meat ₱198.00 FREE
May 10 9AM – 8PM Nissin Cup Seafood Noodle ₱134.00 FREE
May 11 9AM – 8PM Eurocow UHT Sterilized Milk ₱90.00 FREE
May 12 9AM – 8PM Merba Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies ₱114.00 FREE
May 13 9AM – 8PM Kool Pops Freezer Pops ₱149.00 FREE
May 14 9AM – 8PM Prem Corned Beef ₱239.00 FREE

*Sale items are subject to availability in S&R branches.

The S&R Freebie Fest, exclusively via MetroMart, is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend of only ₱2,000 is required in order to avail the discounted items. Each freebie item will be available starting at 9:00 AM each day. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the sale items.

MetroMart users can also use the promo code SNRFREEDEL to avail FREE Delivery at S&R every Thursday within May 2023. The promo dates include May 4, 11, 18, and 25, respectively, and applicable across all S&R branches, terms and conditions apply.

The S&R Freebie Fest is available in participating branches of S&R Membership Shopping. MetroMart’s online delivery service is available all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Davao, Batangas, Cavite, Cebu, Pampanga, and more.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R Membership Shopping, Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, AllDay Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, No Brand, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok at @metromartph. Order groceries online or download the app via https://bit.ly/DownloadNowMM.

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Big Bad Wolf Books Returns to Manila for Another Exciting Book Sale

Manila, Philippines – Mark your calendars! For the first time in over three years, the World’s Biggest Book Sale is coming back to the country’s capital!

From June 24 to July 3, 2023, Filipino book lovers can have a field day and choose from Big Bad Wolf’s large and unique selection of literary works.

Big Bad Wolf’s upcoming Sale will feature over two million books up to 95% off, spanning different authors, genres, and writing styles. From bestsellers to cookbooks, and more for all age groups, the Book Sale has something for everyone.

WHAT: Big Bad Wolf ‘Bad Does Good’ Book Sale

WHEN: June 24, 2023 to July 3, 2023 // 10:00AM – 1:00AM (daily)

WHERE: PICC Forum Tent, Pasay, Metro Manila

For more information regarding Big Bad Wolf’s current and upcoming Book Sales, you can visit their website or check out their social media accounts (Facebook | Instagram)

About Big Bad Wolf Books

The Big Bad Wolf Books was founded by Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng in 2009 and first launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the words of the company’s founders, Big Bad Wolf aims to cultivate reading habits, increase English literacy worldwide, and build a new generation of readers by making books more affordable and accessible to everyone.

One of the company’s best highlights is its book sales, which is popular among readers around the world. As a global reading advocacy initiative, the sales aim to encourage people of all ages to discover the joys of reading, inspire them to pursue their dreams, and, importantly, empower them with the knowledge to realize them.

Currently, Big Bad Wolf’s book sales have toured 15 countries and 37 cities. Among these include different cities in Asia like Malaysia, Cambodia, Manila, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. The company has also begun branching out to book readers outside the Asia Pacific, having held book tours in Tanzania, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Hello Glow is the official Sun Care Partner of Miss Universe Philippines 2023

Five Miss Hello Glow finalists were selected during Miss Universe Philippines 2023 corporate visit amidst the ombré sunset skies of Manila.


Thirty-eight Miss Universe Philippines 2023 candidates graced the headquarters of Hello Glow to participate in an iconic sunset runway competition on March 31, 2023, as part of Hello Glow’s collaboration with Miss Universe Philippines as its Official Sun Care Partner.

The brand’s panel of judges consisting of Miss Universe 2016 top 6 finalist – Maxine Medina, Beauty Pageant Expert, and Animal Welfare Advocate – Dr. Demiee Sy, and Smart’s Head of Strategy – Edson Guido made the difficult decision of choosing five Miss Hello Glow finalists. Namely, Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol, Eileen Gonzales of Quezon City, Samantha Panlilio of Cavite, Emmanuelle Vera of Cebu Province, and Michelle Dee of Makati.

Maxine Medina also gave this year’s batch of candidates quick words of wisdom. In line with Hello Glow’s slogan #BecauseYourSkinMatters, the Miss Universe alum urged the beauty queen contestants to develop the confidence to love their skin and embrace their personal stories — that will be what will make them stand out!

The official Miss Hello Glow titleholder will be revealed on Miss Universe Philippines’ coronation night on May 12, 2023.

Candidates Spotted Using Hello Glow During Summer Beach Activities

It has been a busy summer building up to the Miss Universe Philippines coronation. The candidates have since traveled to Palawan and Boracay among other beautiful Philippine destinations in the last two months to promote local tourism as well as their advocacies.

While doing their summer beach activities, the candidates have been spotted using Hello Glow sun care products to protect their skin so they can continue enjoying being out in the sun.

Hello Glow Teases New Products via Miss Universe PH

Hello Glow users got their first glimpse of upcoming new launches through the Miss Universe Philippines collaboration where candidates were seen with unreleased Hello Glow sun care products.


These included:

  1. Hello Glow 3-in-1 Lightweight Sun Care Gel SPF 50 PA+++ 25g (Php 199) – Hello Glow’s best-selling sun care gel is now in a smaller, travel-friendly size! Small and compact, easy to take with you everywhere you go!
  2. Hello Glow Lip Balm SPF 20 (Php 135) – Our lips need sun protection, too! And Hello Glow’s lip balm makes it easy by effectively moisturizing the lips while providing ample SPF!
  3. Hello Glow Sun Care Stick SPF 60+ PA++ – So far, no information has been made available yet for the price and availability of this item. But what a way to tease Hello Glow fans and sun care lovers! We are definitely watching out for this product and hope to get our hands on it soon!


To follow more of the Hello Glow x Miss Universe Philippines sun care partnership, look up the following hashtags on social media: #HelloGlowOfficial #HelloUniverse.

You may also check Hello Glow’s official social media handles at @helloglowofficial on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok, and @helloglowph on Twitter.

Hello Glow is available on Shopee, Lazada, and Tiktok Shop, as well as in physical stores like Watsons, SM Beauty Department Stores, SM Supermarkets, and Robinsons Department Stores, among others.


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Amiya Raya breaks ground on the new Shanti Condominium

At the end of a long day, there is nothing better than coming home to a place where you can relax and breathe in fresh air.

Nestled in San Mateo, Rizal is Amiya Raya – a master-planned residential development that boasts a 270-degree unobstructed view of the Metro Manila skyline from 160 to 240 meters above sea level.  Located in the suburbs of Mega Quezon City, Amiya Raya is fused with its natural landscape, offering its homeowners a dream sanctuary, amidst cool weather and a pollution-free environment.  Breaking ground in the middle of this premiere community is Shanti Condominium – a vertical village that will allow its residents to experience true living amidst nature.

Inspired by the beautiful landscapes, calming seascapes, and enriching forest lands all around them, Community Creators, Inc. (CCI) drew their inspiration from the idea that God Himself is the first Developer – transforming the vast nothingness into the perfect natural world humanity has been blessed with. This is always the starting point when planning new developments. CCI saw this opportunity to be a transformer of land, a builder of homes, and a creator of sustainable communities as their privilege and life’s work. Not just for now, but also for generations of families to come.

 Of all its developments, Amiya Raya is the largest in land area, with 567 units spread across an impressive 36 hectares. CCI envisioned it as a place where you can “invest in your dreams, and wake up every day seeing them all come true.” Situated in the burgeoning adventure hub that is Rizal province, it boasts a 270-degree panoramic view of Laguna De Bay, La Mesa Dam, Manila Bay, and nearby mountain ranges.  It is within these calming environs that Shanti Condominium will rise.

Named after the Hindu-Sanskrit term for peace, calmness, and bliss, Shanti will be built beside a soon-to-be-developed nature park. At only 11 floors with three basement levels, the mid-rise building offers a total of 148 units, and an average of 19 units per floor. Homeowners can choose between one-, two-, or three-bedroom units – perfect for whether you are starting on your own, or with a young family.

As part of CCI’s commitment to modern design, convenience, and comfort, each unit will have Smart Home features, as well as being telephone, cable, and internet ready. They even have provisions for backup power in case of any outages – one electric outlet, one lighting fixture, and one to keep the refrigerator running. Now that is a game-changer.

Since Shanti is surrounded by beautiful scenery all around, a spacious balcony allows you to take it all in while having your morning coffee, or nightly cocktail.

CCI formally broke ground on their newest development in San Mateo, Rizal recently. Partners, investors, property owners, and members of the press watched as CCI President and CEO Ma. Charina Garcia, Jose Dalida, and Engineer Angel Paterno from ECDC, Architect Rhon De Guzman from MET Architectural Design, Engineer Jinkyn Fortun from PRESCON and other partners lowered the symbolic time capsule into the ground. This marks the official start of the construction, which they project to be completed by the first quarter of 2027.

Residents and guests participated in the kite show at the top of Amiya Raya.

That same afternoon, Amiya Raya celebrated the month’s Kite Festival with the Kite Show At The Top, as part of its family-friendly weekend activities. Residents and guests were treated to a colorful kite-flying exhibition by the Kite Association Of The Philippines. The Pampanga-based group has organized special events such as the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga, and has represented the country in kite festivals around the world. With the weather conditions perfect for flight, kids were also taught how to properly launch their own kites.

What truly makes a difference in choosing Shanti and Amiya Raya to be your home is being able to step out into the great outdoors a mere few meters from your doorstep. Breathe in the fresh air and take a long walk with the whole family. Go on picnics or fly kites in the open grounds. Your own sanctuary is just 30 minutes from the big city. Now that is living the life.

CCI keeps to the highest of standards in all its developments. This aligns with their core belief that the families who choose their properties deserve nothing but the best – in design and quality. These are meant to be forever homes – for now, and for generations to come. Choosing a home in Shanti Condominiums delivers on that promise.

For more information:

Office address: 2504-A Tektite Tower East, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

On-site address: Amiya Raya, Bgy. Guitnang Bayan I, San Mateo, Rizal

Tel. no. (02)8938-6288 / (02)8667-3456 or 57 / (0917)529-0955

Email address: sales@amiyaraya.com.ph

About Community Creators, Inc.

CCI has been in the business of real estate development for 18 years – conceptualizing, developing, and selling close to PhP3.0 billion in both ‘lot only’ and ‘house and lot’ inventories. These are spread out over six property developments situated in the eastern part of Metro Manila, in and around Rizal and Bulacan. Four of these have been fully completed – Monte Brisa and Fiorenza in Rodriguez, Rizal, and Valle Rosa and Altana in Malolos, Bulacan. Their two developments in San Mateo – Amiya Raya, and Shanti


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Asia CEO Awards returns to honor the movers and shakers shaping Philippine Business

Nominations are open for the 2023 awards season.

 Manila, Philippines — Over the past year, business leaders all around the world and across the country had one goal in mind – growing the economy in a post-pandemic setting. The industry landscape experienced numerous ebbs and flows in recent months. Companies with leaders who can pivot and diversify their business are the ones changing the game. The Asia CEO Awards 2023 returns to give recognition to these movers and shakers, honoring their commitment to the progressive Philippines.

Now in its 14th year, the Asia CEO Awards is reimagining its overall mission and vision, in line with the rapidly-shifting world around it. ACA founder Rebecca Bustamante hopes to further reinforce the Philippines’ standing as a center of business excellence and sees the awards as a platform to develop future industry leaders. “The Philippines has so many business leaders waiting in the wings for their chance to drive the economy to greater heights. They are strong, compassionate, and resilient,” shares Bustamante. “We see this every year, and now we want to do our part to help nurture this potential.”

For 2023 and beyond, the ACA’s rallying cry is ONE TRUE PRIZE. Bustamante and her team were inspired by the idea of the awards being the first, genuine, and among the highly-regarded peer organizations in the country. They hope to set a standard for excellence for others, and that their recognition will inspire a positive impact on the community.

Asia CEO Awards – Rebecca Bustamante and Richard Mills present their donation to Globe’s Hapag Movement.

Nominations for the 2023 batch of game-changing and accomplished organizations are now open.

Philippine-based individuals and corporations who have shown exemplary leadership achievements in their work in the region over the past year are eligible for the awards. Criteria for each category zeroes in on a positive contribution to the development of the country’s economic capabilities and international reputation through their work, business involvement, or heritage. Coupled with a heart for the Filipino people, these nominees will be paving the way for a brighter future for the country.

The award categories open for nominations are

Airspeed SME Company of the Year  

Figari Entrepreneur of the Year

Foundever Young Leader of the Year

Kyani Wellness Company of the Year  

Lionheart Farms Sustainability Company of the Year   

Microsourcing Service Excellence Company of the Year 

PLDT Enterprise Global Filipino Executive of the Year

iCXeed Diversity Company of the Year

Reed Elsevier Top Employer of the Year

Sprout Solutions Technology Company of the Year
United Neon Most Innovative Company of the Year

CSR Company of the Year

Expatriate Executive of the Year

Executive Leadership Team of the Year

 Nominations are now open and will end on August 15, 2023.

At the recently concluded media launch, the esteemed panel of judges for this year’s awards were announced. Reviewing the entries will be the likes of Architect Jun Palafox, business leaders Bing Sibal-Limjoco, and Don Felbaum, PWC Chairman Alex Cabrera, public and private sector figure Darlene Berberabe, and economist Bernie Villegas. Finalists for each award category are announced once a shortlist has been made by the panel.

The Circle of Excellence Awardees and the Grand Winners will be presented at the 2032 Asia CEO Awards to be held in October of this year.

Going beyond just the pageantry of an awards night, the ACA is putting in the work. During this year’s presentation, Bustamante will be launching the Learning Excellence & Active Development (L.E.A.D.) Center. The promise is a transforming experience, aligned with the idea that “Together we can do more.” It is focused on producing highly competent, well-rounded, proactive individuals who will be the future drivers of the nation. Through diversity, equity, and inclusion, they hope to build a foundation for informed and intelligent business practices across all sectors. The leadership development framework will also include advocacy and outreach work for poverty and hunger alleviation. The L.E.A.D. programs  will be initially offered online this April, but they hope to hold sessions in their soon-to-be-built Tagaytay facility.

The ACA and its programs are made possible by valuable partners who have shared the same vision over the years. For 2023, Globe Telecom returns as the grand title sponsor. Their participation extends beyond the awards, highlighted by their support of the L.E.A.D Center program through nation-building initiatives. In turn, the ACA presented a donation to Globe’s landmark project, The Hapag Movement, during the media launch.

PWC’s Alex Cabrera delivers the welcome remarks at the Asia CEO Awards media launch.

Asia CEO Awards Elite award sponsors include Airspeed International, Figari, Foundever, Kiyani, Lionheart Farms Corporation, Microsourcing, PLDT Enterprise, Reed Elsevier, Sprout Solutions Philippines, Inc., IcXceed, and United Neon. Prestige sponsors are Beepo, and PSG Global Solutions. Stepping in as a knowledge partner is PWC. Official Venue Partner Marriott Hotel Manila. Media partners are ANC, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, The Philippine Star, The Manila Times, SMNI, Net25, and The Philippine Business And News. PR Partner is A-List Partners and Consulting, Inc.

As the Philippines moves forward into the future, the Asia CEO Awards is focused on supporting the business community and its nation-building efforts. They continue to work to achieve a stronger economy and first-world status for the Filipino people.

For more information, visit the Asia CEO Awards website, and on Facebook.


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