With the Christmas spirit filling up the air, Island City Mall offers big discounts of up to 80% on selected items at the Home & Fashion Department and participating tenant shops in its on-going 3-Day Sale which is until today, December 11.
Mall Manager, Mario F. Cirujales, said this is an opportunity for everyone to avail of the hefty discounts and avoid the holiday rush by shopping early. Events are also happening during the 3-day sale like yesterday, December 10, when fans were able to meet and greet Kurt Philip of Pilipinas Got Talent, Jr. Hashtag Kiel, and Prince Jimwel of Showtime, at the Acviity Center.
Meanwhile, Island City Mall announces its mall hours this Yuletide season. From its regular opening from 7 AM to 9 PM, the mall will extend its store hours until 10 PM on December 22, 23, 29, and 30; while on Christmas Day, the mall will open late at 10 AM; and closes on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017.
The wide and spacious Carparks around the mall are all ready to accommodate hundreds of cars and motorcycles during this busy shopping month of December. Its newly-expanded Supermarket is big enough to accommodate a throng of shoppers, especially during rush holiday shopping hours.
Alturas “Bayanihan” in Calape
As part of its 31st Anniversary, the Alturas Group of Companies, through its Alay Marcela Foundation, will conduct another Bayanihan outreach activity in Mandaue City today, and in Calape this coming Thursday, December 15, which highlights medical and dental clinics, jobs fair, and more.
There will be free tooth extraction and eye check-up, feeding program, and kiddie events with games, magic shows and a Jollibee mascot dance.
Barangay folks can also avail of the said services of the community outreach program whose primary objective is to help the less fortunate people especially in the far-flung barangays, and also as a way of giving back to the community that Alturas serves.
Since time immemorial, Filipinos are always known to display the bayanihan spirit which is defined as a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective or purpose.
At the Alturas Group of Companies, the same admired principle of bayanihan spirit is being espoused and propagated as the company always extends its hands and reaches out to the community through continuous humanitarian undertakings, as provided in the main thrust of its corporate social responsibility.
Usually conducted in the barangays and other places where the Alturas farms are located, the company’s community outreach program, dubbed as Bayanihan, offers free medical and dental clinics, feeding program, jobs fair and more, to the thousands of poor barangay folks who want to avail themselves of the free services offered by Alturas.
Local government units, especially the barangay councils, are always grateful to the Alturas Group of Companies for the conduct of these worthwhile programs initiated by the company in their locality, as more of their deprived constituents can avail of the adequate medical care and other services. Volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical personnel offered their time and efforts to dedicate their profession of serving the patients in dire need of medical attention.
Foods and some grocery items were also distributed to feed the hungry and malnourished, while jobs fairs were also set-up to curb the unemployment problem in the barangays. Entertainments like talents presentation, together with Jollibe mascot; and magic show add glitters to the wholeday activity.
With the helping hands of the Alturas Group of Companies, through the support of the generous benefactors, the Bayanihan continues to serve the beneficiaries in other places. This outreach program will continue forever as it is enshrined in consonance with the company dictum where blessings must be shared to the public it serves!
Sevilla girds for town fiesta
All roads lead to the interior town of Sevilla today, December 11, and tomorrow, Monday, December 12, for the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, highlighted by a concert party tonight at 8:00 o’ clock, at the town gymnasium, featuring red-hot party band CenterStage, coordinated by Vice Mayor Richard Bucag.
Mayor Juliet Dano said this year’s festivity is capped by nightly presentations from the different government agencies, private establishments, and individual donors.
In the opening night last December 3, the first day of the nine-day novenario, was a Cultural Show by the ABC, through its President Will Clarin, followed by a variety show of the Senior Citizens & POs, last December 4.
Last Monday, December 5, the Alturas Group of Companies presented a Super Variety Show, dubbed “Gabii sa Pasiaw”, featuring the Dos Compañeros Juniors w/ Yoyoy Villame of Bohol. The following night, December 6, was a women’s volleyball game between BIT and HNU, and a basketball game exhibition between BIT and UB.
The Dep-Ed (Secondary) presented a cultural show last Wednesday, December 7, followed by another variety show of Dep-Ed (Elementary). Last Friday, December 9, was the 2nd Grand Alumni Homecoming of Sevilla Integrated National High School.
Last night, the town gym was filled to capacity with the LGU & SB Night, featuring Kurt Phillip of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5, Jr. Hashtag Kiel of Showtime, and print model/actor Prince Jimwel.
Today, the vesper day, there is a mass “bunyag” at 9 AM, and a novena, vesper mass, and procession at 3:30 pm, followed by a fireworks display at 5:30 pm, and the concert party of Bohol’s premiere party band, CenterStage band, at 8 PM.
Tomorrow, the feast day, is the Holy Mass, with the main celebrant, Bishop Crispin B. Varquez, at 6:30 PM; and a Pontifical Mass at 10 AM, with main celebrant, Bishop Leonardo Medroso, DD. In the evening is the Yogyogan sa Sevilla, featuring local bands, sponsored by Boheco II.