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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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Crossovers seek PVL redemption in Invitationals

July 5, 2022 7:01 p.m.
Games Saturday
2:30 p.m. – Cignal HD vs Army
5:30 p.m. – Choco Mucho vs Chery Tiggo

From top to near-bottom, Chery Tiggo believes there’s no way to go but up as the Crossovers seek to get over the hump of their Premier Volleyball League Open Conference debacle with another top podium finish in the PVL Invitationals unfolding this weekend.

Sure, Jaja Santiago’s absence told heavily on their unsuccessful title-retention drive but limping to eighth place in a field of nine certainly didn’t speak well of the caliber of the players, who, under then-head coach Aaron Velez, bucked the odds and defanged the fancied Creamline Cool Smashers in a gripping Open finale in bubble setup in faraway Ilocos Norte last year.

But the Crossovers struggled without the 6-5 middle blocker in the recent Open that saw them grope for form at 1-3 in pool play, lose to the Cool Smashers in the quarterfinals and bow to the cellar-dweller BaliPure Water Defenders in the classification round.

The team management felt it was time to do a crossover, tapping coach Clarence Esteban to whip the team back into fighting form, fulfill the team’s goal to rebound and earn at least another crack at the championship.

That’s despite the pressure and challenge not just from the rest of the six other local squads but also from two top-notch foreign teams spicing up the title chase in the second round of the mid-season offering of the league organized by Sports Vision.

“Our lineup is intact since all players have existing contracts. So our focus is on improving their skills and abilities. We want them to play as a team and we will instill the importance of the role of each individual inside the court,” said Esteban, also the man at the helm of UST boys’ volley squad and current coach of Mapua’s women’s team.

“Expect us to give our very best to rebuild and organize the team for us to achieve our goal,” he added.

Chery Tiggo kept assistant coach Brian Esquivel while Yani Fernandez returns after helping steer Foton to the 2015 Superliga Grand Prix title romp. Joining them are trainer Robertly Boto and strength and conditioning coach Kevin Villegas.

Velez is now the team manager.

Meanwhile, the league will have a press conference with social media platform KUMU today (Wednesday) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Infinity Ballroom of F1 Hotel Manila in Global City, Taguig.

“We knew what we went through the last conference, so we will work hard and will do it step-by-step to be able to perform well this conference,” said ace Dindin Santiago-Manabat.

The veteran power hitter, however, said Jaja Santiago still won’t be around due to her commitment in Japan but the team remains as talent-laden as ever with Mylene Paat, EJ Laure, Jasmine Nabor and Buding Duremdes raring to showcase their wares and the rest of the Crossovers eager to step up and put Chery Tiggo in the conversation again.

“While the team had a disappointing campaign the last time out, we will not disappoint the team management for the trust it has given us to lead and guide this team,” added Esteban, whose wards will be as much tested as the rest as it kicks off its campaign against Choco Mucho, one of the young but tall and talented squads in the league, on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

They clash at 5:30 p.m. after the 2:30 p.m. tussle between Cignal HD and Army Black Mamba.

Petro Gazz and PLDT complete the seven local teams with the top four after the single round elims advancing to the next stage that will feature Japan’s Kobe Shinwa Women’s University and Chinese-Taipei’s Taipei King Whales.

Games will be aired live on One Sports (free to Air Ch 41 and Cignal CH 6) and One Sports+ (Cignal Ch 91 SD, Ch 261 HD) with both channels also available on Cignal’s OTT Platform, Cignal Play, with video on demand also available on the platform.

Matches can also be streamed on social media application KUMU and on the league’s official website pvl.ph.

All the games will be played at the San Juan venue except for the July 23 playdate that will feature Creamline against Choco Mucho, set at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

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NBA hosts 1st Iconic Shots Challenge in PH

July 4, 2022 1:41 p.m.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) hosted the first “NBA Iconic Shots Challenge” on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at the Mega Fashion Hall activity center, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. 

The NBA Iconic Shots Challenge is an immersive basketball experience for fans to attempt select signature shots from the league’s landmark 75th Anniversary Season, which concluded with the Golden State Warriors winning their fourth NBA championship in eight years and seventh championship overall.  

Simulating an authentic NBA arena atmosphere, the challenge took place on a half-court in front of a virtual audience displayed on a curved LED panel. 

Each player had 60 seconds to score from five different spots on the court, ranging from four feet to 24 feet, and complete the shooting challenge in the following order: layup, floater, midrange jump shot and three-pointers from the wing and the top of the arc. 

Each made basket had a corresponding prize from a selection of premium partner items, NBA Store gift vouchers and official NBA merchandise. 

The on-ground activation will also feature a pop-up NBA Store and interactive booths from partners.

Mallgoers played through the NBA Iconic Shots Challenge, which allowed participants to test their shooting skills from five different locations on the court. 

The NBA Iconic Shots Challenge is supported by official partners AXA Philippines, Energen Champion and Gatorade and official media partners Cignal, Globe, Smart, and PLDT.  Official NBA merchandise are available through the NBA Store and NBAStore.com.ph, the official online NBA Store in the Philippines.

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MILO, DepEd celebrate kids’ success thru 1st-ever Palarong Pambahay virtual sports competition

Beloved nutritious beverage brand MILO® Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd) celebrated the recent success of its inaugural MILO-DepEd Palarong Pambahay.

The joint effort was the first-of-its-kind inter-sport, inter-school virtual competition held on a nationwide scale.

The 2-day live broadcast saw more than 700 participating schools and featured over 2,000 aspiring student athletes who showcased their skills and competed with pride for themselves and their school in front of 1.5 million-plus online viewers.

“It is our great pleasure to partner with MILO® Philippines for the first-ever MILO-DepEd Palarong Pambahay competition.  Even though the pandemic has hindered most of our on-ground activities, our organization, as well as coaches, teachers, and parents, have worked tremendously hard to make this event a reality. This is quite a milestone and integral proof that nothing can stop the Filipino champion spirit and our winning culture of Bayanihan,” said DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq.

This groundbreaking online sports event opened doors for young athletes who showed their determination as they trained and competed from their homes, as well as their parent coaches who helped guide them along the way to overcome the many challenges of staying indoors.

“Nakita natin ang pagpupursige ng mga atleta at mga magulang na sumali sa Palarong Pambahay, dahil hindi nila hinayaang maging hadlang ang pandemya,” said Carlo Sampan, MILO® Sports Executive.

MILO-DepEd Palarong Pambahay is just the latest of many creative and innovative programs now available from MILO® Philippines designed to provide kids with an outlet to stay physically active and teach them the important values learned from sports such as discipline, respect, and determination.

“Taekwondo helps me build my self-confidence so that I can attain success through hard-work and determination,” said Justin Apura who hails from the University of San Agustin, Iloilo. Apura won gold in Taekwondo and has been competing in local and international competitions since he was 6 years old.

Jennie Villanueva, whose son Marvi Marcelo competed in Athletics, also shared: “Andun yung pag-strive niya na gawin niya yung best niya sa isang bagay para kahit hindi siya manalo, alam niyang nagawa niya yung best niya.”

Faced with a new reality and challenges, MILO® Philippines and DepEd has proven to parents across the country that there are opportunities to adapt and continue their child’s Champion journey at home.

As schools and sports venues start to open up again, MILO® Philippines is excited to welcome back kids to continue to their Champion journeys in the upcoming MILO® Summer Sports Clinics. For more details on how to join, please visit the official MILO® Philippines website.

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