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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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Ateneo, UP face off again for UAAP title

December 7, 2022 9:54 p.m.

For the second straight season, it will be Ateneo de Manila University versus University of the Philippines in the UAAP men’s basketball finals.

Moments after the Fighting Maroons escaped National University, the Blue Eagles thrashed Adamson University, 81-60, to advance to its sixth consecutive Finals appearance on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Game One of the best-of-three championship series will be on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

“We had our best offensive performance of the year. I think when you get some time to prepare and your opponent doesn’t have much time and they were playing on heart, they were playing on Nash’s brain, and all of those things they have a ton of,” said Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin.

“But the cauldron of the semifinals you need more than that you need time to prepare, you need rest, and you need a full team hitting on all cylinders and tonight we were that team,” continued Baldwin.

Already ahead by eight early in the third period, Dave Ildefonso scored eight straight points before Ange Kouame and Chris Koon connived to end the quarter with 19 unanswered points and give Ateneo a 27-point advantage heading into the fourth, 63-36.

Sean Quitevis then opened the payoff frame with another trey to put the Blue Eagles up by 30 with 9:14 left, 66-36, before Jed Colonia made the Soaring Falcons’ first basket in nine minutes with 8:30 to go. Jerom Lastimosa last scored on a layup at the 7:27 mark of the third.

Forthsky Padrigao had 16 points and five assists, while Koon was 4-of-5 from deep to end with 15 points to go with five assists and a plus-21 in his 19 minutes on the floor.

Kai Ballungay chimed in 13 points, while Ildefonso had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Lastimosa was the lone Falcon in double figures with 10 points on a woeful 4-of-15 shooting from the field.

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Adamson eliminates La Salle, claims last seat in Final 4

December 4, 2020 10:11 p.m.

Adamson University knocked out De La Salle University, 80-76, to grab the last Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The Soaring Falcons will face top seed Ateneo de Manila University, which holds a twice-to-beat edge, in the Final Four on Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“We’re happy to be in the Final Four. We’re actually gatecrashing the Final Four. People didn’t expect us to be in the Final Four, they expected I don’t know what you call them… big spenders. To me, they’re all big spenders but I’m happy the team did their part,” said Adamson coach Nash Racela.

“We will check our emotions because we don’t want to be in a high because may trabaho pa and we’re still gonna play Wednesday and the weekend,” he added.

With the Falcons down by a single point, Lenda Douanga took matters into his own hands, draining a push shot before dishing to Cedrick Manzano the next play for the reverse layup and a three-point Adamson lead with 58.8 seconds left, 77-74.

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After multiple empty possessions on both ends, Evan Nelle came up clutch, stealing Joem Sabandal’s inbound and burying a lay-in to pull La Salle within one with 15.4 ticks to go, 76-77.

The Green Archers were forced to put Jerom Lastimosa on the line in the ensuing play, which the Soaring Falcon made both to push them up by three anew, 79-76, before Nelle missed his three-pointer attempt badly, only hitting the side of the board as Joshua Yerro iced the game from the charity stripe.

La Salle led by as much as 13 in the third frame, 51-38, but Lastimosa went ballistic, going for 11 from his 22 points there to help Adamson inch within one at the end of the quarter, 59-60.

Adamson’s Jerom Lastimosa

Lastimosa also added six assists and a steal, while Yerro had 13 points and six rebounds.

AP Manlapaz chimed in 22 points, while Douanga got 10 points and seven rebounds.

In the sudden death playoff for fourth seed, the Green Archers did not have three of their best players in Schonny Winston, Mike Phillips, and Kevin Quiambao.

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URCC 81: Decades of Success happens Dec. 6 in Okada

November 27, 2022 7:22 p.m.

THE Universal Reality Combat Championship will celebrate two decades of greatness titled the “Decades of Success” in a fight night on December 6, featuring the country’s best mixed martial artists at the Okada Manila in Parañaque City. 

Three years since the last time they held their last main event, URCC founding president Alvin Aguilar announced the coming URCC 81 will definitely be a night to remember with events like the 3 Versus 3, MMA fight and the bare-knuckle bouts.

“Our first main event in three years will definitely be an unforgettable night in mixed martial arts. We have a lot of good fighters and everyone is very excited,” Aguilar said. 

The last time URCC held a main event — Retribution— was in November 2019, at the same venue. Despite the pandemic, URCC didn’t stop as it held three fight nights when the government finally allowed contact sports. 

In celebrating URCC’s main event return, Aguilar will be having Team Philippines of Sugar Ray “Mammoth” Estroso, Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria and Boss Bullet Manliclic taking up against South Koreans Jeong Minhun, Choi Wontae and Jeon Youngjun in an exciting 3 versus 3 event.

“We have to go up against other Asian countries before we start expanding. So we meet Korea then later on China again and then we will invite people from Russia and the USA. This is the fourth time we will be holding this 3 versus 3 fight,” Aguilar said, who also expects the other events to live up to the hype.

A URCC welterweight interim championship is also set between Filipino Arvin Chan and American Will Chope as the other highlight of the main event presented by Okada Manila and sponsored by Winzir.

URCC Global Chairman Arnold Vegafria said the promotions have been evolving since 2002, becoming a household name in the local mixed martial arts industry, where it discovered great MMA fighters and promoted quality fights abroad. 

For inquiries about tickets sale, go to www.urcc.online and download app https://apps.wix.com/place-invites/join-lp/b4e05b90-55a0-40a8-8fac-17ccf4a2c074?ref=pre_banner_top which is available for iOS and Google.

Other MMA undercard bouts feature Dunlee Stewart facing John Tirona in a 170 lbs bout, followed by Gester Maglaque meeting Mariano Jones in an 185 lbs bout; Kimbert Alintozon battling Junie Kimayong (125 lbs); Rhyle Lugo clashing against Alex Aballe (145 lbs) and Eros Baluyot taking on MJ Abrillo (125 lbs). 

For the thrilling bare-knuckle competitions, Damsa Abrenica collides with Joseph “King Pinoy” Cabral, while Dondon Serrano squares off with Sherwin Niro and Denzel Dimaguila fights Mark Jalaron.  

Details of the fight and future fight cards are available to download at https://apps.wix.com/place-invites/join-lp/b4e05b90-55a0-40a8-8fac-17ccf4a2c074?ref=pre_banner_top, which is available for iOS and Google.

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