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A summer of fun, food, shopping at Estancia Mall in Pasig City

May 5, 2022 9:09 p.m.

Things are back to normal after two years and that’s reason enough to celebrate everyday life in the city!

It’s time to rediscover your favorite spaces, reunite with friends, and try new experiences at Estancia in Capitol Commons, Pasig.

Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p., everyday, Estancia offers many options for a full day of retail therapy and relaxation. Did you know that Estancia means “stay a while,” so why not spend a whole day of fun in this stylish and spacious mall?

 “Estancia Mall has so much to offer in terms of shopping and activities for the whole family. It’s a great place to bond this summer and reunite with people we’ve missed,” says Arch. Renee C. Bacani,VP of Ortigas Malls.

Expand your horizons

Make summer extra by starting your day with coffee and breakfast at cafes such as UCC Clockwork and Starbucks Reserve.

UCC Clockwork (Floor, Main Mall)

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Starbucks Reserve (Ground Floor, East Wing)

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The good ‘ol retail therapy

Next on the list: revenge shopping. Estancia has some of the biggest brands in the luxury and mid-range markets, making it a complete retail experience. SM Store and other brands are offering up to 70% discounts from April 29 to May 1 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

SM Store (East Wing)

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“Apart from the store discounts, if you’re an Ortigas Community Card member, you also get exclusive perks and discounts from SM Store, Globe, as well as free parking” says Arch. Renee C. Bacani. VP of Ortigas Malls.

The pandemic made homebodies out of all of us and it’s time to revamp our interiors for a new, post-lockdown aesthetic. Drop by Pottery Barn and West Elm for that warm and relaxed East Coast vibe with modern accents here and there—a silver napkin holder on Mexican-inspired plates, throw pillows in the colors of the sea, glass hurricane lamps, and pillar candles for that soft glow on warm summer nights.  

West Elm (Ground Floor, Main Mall)

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Pottery Barn (Ground Floor, Main Mall)

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Restocking your fridge and pantry? The ol’ reliable Unimart has everything you need for a well-stocked home. Meanwhile, enjoy the best summer fruits at the most amazing prices at the Summer Fruits Festival by Mayani from April 29 to May 1 at the Ground Floor, East Wing (near the SM Store).

Unimart (Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave, corner Shaw Blvd, Ortigas Center, Pasig)

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Treat yourself with amazing food finds

Is it lunchtime yet? For special celebrations—a new job, a birthday or just the sheer joy of being outside the house—Estancia has a wide array of food choices that range from farm-to-table specialty restos to old favorites. Indulge in dishes that you’ve missed eating at Florabel, Mary Grace and Alba’s. Or maybe it’s time for an Asian trip for the palate at My Thai, Ccochi Ccochi KBBQ, or Wu’s Kitchen Roasting and Dimsum.

Florabel (Ground Floor, Main Mall)

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Mary Grace (Lower Ground Floor, Main Mall)

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Alba Restaurant Espanol (Second Floor, Main Mall)

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My Thai (Lower Ground Floor, East Wing)

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Ccochi Ccochi KBBQ (Lower Ground Floor, Main Mall)

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Wu’s Kitchen HK Roasts & Dimsums (Third Floor, East Wing)

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Or enjoy a leisurely and relaxing cup of coffee at the Starbucks Reserve while listening to the breezy tunes of some of the best acoustic bands around during their daily performances from April 29 to May 1 at the Ground Floor, East Wing.

After that satisfying lunch or coffee break, take a walk around, take in the sights, and enjoy great music as local artists regale visitors with their talents in the malls’ busking areas.

Put yourself first with a much-deserved pampering session

Now for some pampering. Give your nails the TLC they deserve at Nailandia; for a full-body massage and some quiet time for yourself, head to Mimosa Wellness Spa.

Nailandia (Third Floor, East Wing)

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Mimosa Wellness (Third Floor, East Wing)

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Or enjoy a pampering session with other moms or bring your mom on a well-deserved session on May 8 at the Pampering Moms Passion Hub activity, exclusive to Ortigas Community Card members.

One of the things that we truly missed in the past two years is watching movies on the big screen. There’s no better time to start again than during your day in Estancia at Ortigas Cinemas. 

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Newt Scamander in the third Fantastic Beasts film The Secrets of Dumbledore, or go on a cutthroat jungle adventure with Sandra Bullock in The Lost City. Whatever your taste may be, Estancia Cinemas are sure to have something to offer.

The best part is you can even have the entire cinema for your family and squad with a block screening. Now that’s a great movie treat!

Bring the family and enjoy ultimate summer fun

At Estancia, you can spend the entire day doing what you love doing or discovering new things to love. You can also bring the entire family because at Ortigas Malls, activities abound for every member!

Unleash your children’s innate curiosity by joining the Nutty Scientist science show on May 1 and get an entire fun afternoon of learning, play, and a whole lot more for kids aged 4 to 12. The Nutty Scientist show is exclusive for Ortigas Malls Community members, so if you’re not a member yet, this is the perfect time to do so!

To register for the Ortigas Malls Community membership, simply download the official app of Ortigas Malls, sign up for an official account, and use your membership on the app for Free! Enjoy exclusive promos and vouchers available on the app.

Fond of dogs and want to see them put their best paw forward? Come and watch the Bully Kennel Club Philippines’ Game Changer event on April 30 and see how bulldogs strut their stuff in various events including Best Coat and Best Gait.

It’s been a relaxing day of shopping and pampering, and the perfect ending to your mall day is by having drinks and great food at the al fresco gastropub Tipsy Pig.  

And in case you’ve reached home and realized you forgot to buy some things—because there was so much to do and stores to check out—you can shop  online via Your Daily Store (dailystoreatortigasmalls.com) and have your items conveniently delivered to your doorstep.

There’s many things to do, to see, and to love at Estancia, so get your perfect summer outfits out and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Be updated of more exciting activities at Estancia by following their Facebook page and visiting www.ortigasmalls.com.

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Atayde backs PH Olympic fencer, QC fencing development program

4:11 p.m. May 21, 2024

QUEZON City 1st District Rep. Juan Carlos “Arjo” Atayde last week pledged to back QCSEP, a Quezon City fencing program responsible for producing one of the Filipino athletes going to the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Atayde, a member of the Youth Sports Development Committee in the House of Representatives, said “fencing is one of the many sports that young Filipino athletes can excel in, and we are working with Councilor Joseph Juico so that we can help QCSEP better develop Filipino fencers who can compete not only in local tournaments, but also in international competitions.”

Atayde commended QCSEP for producing a Filipino fencer slated to represent the country in the 2024 Paris Olympics — 22-year-old Barangay Del Monte resident Samantha Kyle Catantan.  

Catantan qualified for the Paris Olympics after winning the gold in the women’s foil event at the Asia-Oceania Zonal Olympic Qualifier last July in the United Arab Emirates. She is the first Filipino fencer to qualify for the summer games since Walter Torres in 1988. 

“QCSEP deserves credit for developing world-class fencers like our very own Samantha Catantan,” said Atayde. “Her qualifying for the Olympics is proof that we should invest time and resources in fencing, which is why we plan to provide support for this sport in our district, and later on the entire Quezon City.”

Atayde stressed that support for sports programs is necessary “if we want to help Filipino athletes achieve their dreams of competing in the Olympics.”

Atayde met Juico, the young fencers of QCSEP, and their parents on May 17 at the legislator’s district office in West Avenue, Quezon City to discuss ways to help and to develop fencers not only from their district, but also cities from all over Metro Manila. 

“It’s great to know that there’s a grassroots sports program for fencing in Quezon City that develops and nurtures kids from all over Metro Manila. With enough helping hands, QCSEP can produce fencers who can excel in the sport and one day win a medal for our country in the Olympics,” said Atayde, who extended financial support for the team’s ongoing programs.

QCSEP Fencing is a program spearheaded by longtime QC 1st District Councilor Juico. It was established 18 years ago and is an active advocate of grassroots sports development.

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Activision brings Call of Duty Warzone Mobile to the court with unique basketball collaboration

5:09 p.m. May 19, 2024

Activision has made an exciting move with its latest Call of Duty Warzone Mobile campaign, seamlessly integrating the world of basketball to create real connections within the community. By combining the strategic elements of basketball with the intense gameplay of Warzone Mobile, Activision highlights how teamwork and quick thinking dominate in both arenas.

In a creative collaboration with Jappy Agoncillo, a renowned muralist, illustrator, and devoted COD fan, Activision has transformed a basketball court at SV Ball Park in New Manila, Quezon City into a vibrant, Warzone-themed masterpiece. This unique project not only showcases Agoncillo’s artistic talent but also underscores the synergy between the worlds of basketball and gaming.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the CODWZM Basketball Court Takeover, check out this video.

Filipinos’ passion for basketball is well-known, with the sport deeply ingrained in the nation’s culture. This collaboration taps into that love, creating a space where fans of both basketball and Call of Duty can come together. Watch how PBA Moto Club, Eruption, Jappy Agoncillo, and Honeycomb Arts brought this project to life in this special feature

Visit the Court:

  • Location: SV Ball Park, New Manila, Quezon City
  • Visiting Hours: Fridays through Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Duration: May 16 to July 1, 2024

Basketball and Call of Duty Warzone enthusiasts are invited to experience this one-of-a-kind court, which will be open to the public during the above specified hours to ensure better accommodation and avoid overlapping with regular league games.

Visitors can enjoy the artwork, play basketball, and immerse themselves in the dynamic atmosphere that brings Warzone Mobile’s intensity to life.

Don’t miss out on this exciting blend of art, sports, and gaming. Swing by SV Ball Park and be part of

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“Priceless” Nino Muhlach FAMAS trophy sold to Boss Toyo 

12:59 p.m. May 15, 2024

Entrepreneur and child actor Nino Muhlach gave Boss Toyo one of his prized awards from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) in exchange for P500,000.

But Boss Toyo reiterated that Muhlach’s award is “priceless” and will become part of his future museum. 

In an episode of Pinoy Pawnstars last Monday, Boss Toyo haggled with Muhlach, who personally visited the content creator’s shop in Quezon City to personally give one of his five FAMAS awards and make it as part of his collection.

“Aalagaan mo ‘yan, irerestore mo yan [Take care of that, restore it],” Muhlach told Boss Toyo. 

Boss Toyo said that he wants to restore the award, one of Muhlach’s five FAMAS awards to its former glory and showcase it in his planned museum alongside the award that Jiro Manio sold to Boss Toyo a few months ago. 

Muhlach said that it was Toyo who personally inquired about the award and decided to sell to the content creator one of the five Best Child Performer awards that he received in his career. 

“I decided to give it to him, pero big deal, kailangan alagaan niya and irestore niya and ilagay niya sa museum niya, dahil hindi ko na naalagaan, ‘yun ang deal namin [I decided to give it to him, but big deal because he needs to take care of it seriously, restore it and put it in his museum because I never take care of it. That’s our deal],” Muhlach said.

Boss Toyo said that Nino Muhlach’s FAMAS award is one of his dream items as he wants to note how Muhlach changed Filipino entertainment through his movies with noted Filipino actors such as the King of Filipino movies and legends such as Fernando Poe Jr. and Dolphy. 

“Ikaw ang barometer, ‘pag sinabing ‘child actor’, tandaan natin, wala pa akong nakitang nakadaig sayo as a child actor [You are the barometer of a ‘child actor’ because we have to remember nobody does it better than you],” Toyo said. 

Apart from the award, Muhlach gave to Boss Toyo some of the theater lobby cards from the movies he starred in and produced. 

Aside from acting, Muhlach also dabbled in several businesses, including the El Nino Apartments and Muhlach Ensaymada, which was gifted to Boss Toyo.

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