Bicolana finds fortune in pili oil; bags top plum in 15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

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The pili is not a tough nut to crack after all, especially for an enterprising Bicolana, who was named Microentrepreneur of the Year in the 15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), presented by partners Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Citi Foundation, Citi Philippines, and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.

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Enjoy Christmas with Warm Deals From New World Hotel

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Book a Yuletide Getaway package from 10 December 2017 to 10 January 2018 and enjoy a buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at Café 1228, complimentary Internet access, and a special gift for each room category.

Stay in a Superior room and get a bottle of wine; a Deluxe room for a bottle of wine and two movie passes in Ayala Cinemas, or a Residence Club Deluxe room for a bottle of wine and PHP1,000 shopping credits from Store Specialists, Inc. Rates start at PHP5,900.

Additional charges apply for reservations made for or passing through the night of 31 December 2017.

Sumptuous feasts and festive cuisines

Start off with Christmas favourites at Café 1228 such as Oven-roasted turkey with chestnuts and prunes and Honey-glazed Hawaiian ham, along with sweets such as Bibingka and Puto calasiao. Lunch is priced at PHP2,199 per person on weekdays and PHP2,499 on weekends. Dinner is at PHP2,599 per person.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinner entitles you to one round of sparkling wine and standard drinks for PHP2,999 per person. Christmas Day and New Year’s day lunch are priced at PHP2,599 per person.

Try our holiday specialties at our award-winning Chinese restaurant, Jasmine. Feast on one of any of the 10-course set menus prepared by Chef Wong Kam On, with signature dishes and traditional favourites such as Braised local abalone with black mushrooms and Pan-fried scallop with egg white and black truffle sauce, available on 24, 25 and 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. Set menu prices start at PHP9,888 for a group of six guests.

Or dine on our Festive Yum Cha Lunch Buffet brimming with the tastiest steamed, baked and fried dumplings, rolls, noodles and buns at PHP1,388 per person.

Wondering what to get family and friends this Christmas? Drop by The Shop for a festive hamper of treats which we can customize just for you. Highlights include handmade Chocolate Christmas Yule Logs, Traditional European Stollen Bread, Christmas Star Cookies, gingerbread goodies, and much more.

Sweet holiday surprises

Wondering what to get family and friends this Christmas? Choose from a wide selection of handmade and finely-crafted delights such as chocolate Christmas yule logs and Santas, traditional European stollen bread, assorted Christmas cookies, and gingerbread goodies.

Indulge in mouth-watering holiday confections like Christmas fruit mince pies, crunchy almonds, and sugared macadamia nuts. Bring home this Christmas a box of rich fruit cake or moist cake to share with the family.

Customize your own special hamper with these delicious premium items. Gift your loved ones with a bountiful Christmas basket brimming with festive treats. An exciting collection of goodies awaits all guests and visitors at New World Makati Hotel’s The Shop.

Located at the lobby level, The Shop is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or for reservations, please call (02) 811-6888.

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The Cafe at the Hyatt Celebrates Sundays with delicious Brunch Menu


From December 1 to 15, the Cafe at the Hyatt is introducing its Christmas selection for its Sunday brunch menu. The theme for this Yuletide is a world-wide gastronomical experience; allowing diners to travel the world without a passport. Dishes offered will be from all over the world and will appeal to any one. The Cafe has also taken into consideration people with different food sensitivities, so the Sunday Brunch is a delicious option for vegan, vegetarians, and others.

The brunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. This will have highlighted dishes of oysters, wok-fried lobsters, seafood on ice, and Spanish Iberico cured ham. The brunch is also inclusive of free-flowing sparkling wine, selected cocktails, beer, juices, coffee, and tea. The brunch is Php 2,799++ net per person which is the buffet plus non-alcoholic drinks and Php 2,999++ net per person for a buffet plus free-flowing sparkling wine, local beer, and selected cocktails.

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Charming Charlie launches Kendall + Kylie Limited Edition collection with Magalona and Young sisters

Sisters Megan & Lauren Young, Saab & Maxene Magalona take a selfie during the Charming Charlie x Kendall + Kylie limited edition collection in Central Square

Charming Charlie launched its limited edition collection with Kendall + Kylie at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central. The exclusive collection reflects Kendall and Kylie’s stylish personalities showcasing feminine and avant-garde inspirations made of premium materials and elevated hardware.

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A time for family: Hotel Jen Manila brings Christmas warmth wrapped in love

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December is the time for family. As we watch the year’s end approaching, we take the time to examine all of the things that have happened and the future plans awaiting us. One of the best ways to reflect on these memories is to spend it with loved ones in a homecoming staycation. Hotel Jen along Roxas Boulevard is an option for you to consider.

Families wanting to relax during the Yuletide season can book a room at the hotel during their Holiday Rush Room Promo. Starting from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 (except December 31, 2017), clients can enjoy a spectacular view from their deluxe room from Php 4,700++. This includes a breakfast buffet for two at Latitude, complimentary shuttle service to SM Mall of Asia (schedules), complimentary parking and valet services, use of the pool and fitness center, and unlimited and unrestricted WiFi access.

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