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Bagong tourist attraction, ikinakasa sa Batangas

By RICHARD L. VELASCO KILALA ang bayan ng Batangas dahil sa mga ibat iba nitong pro-dukto gaya ng kapeng barako, bagoong, tawilis at marami pang iba. Kakaiba naman ang bagong hated na produkto ng Batangas — ito ay ang dates fruits na matatagpuan sa ilang ektaryang dates farm sa barangay Balete sa Batangas City at […]

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Turismo ng Batangas, patuloy sa pagbangon matapos ang pagputok ng Bulkang Taal

By ROMNICK V. ARELLANO ISANG malaking dagok ang hinarap ng lalawigan ng Batangas matapos ang pagputok ng Bulkang Taal nuong nakaraang January 12, 2020 at nanatiling nasa Alert Level 2 na kung saan nagdulot ng malaking pinsala at lubos nitong naapektuhan ang turismo ng lalawigan. Sa ngayon ay patuloy na ginagawan ng lokal na pamahalaan […]

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Tourism lockdown, ipinatutupad na sa Isla Verde

ISLA VERDE, Batangas City – IPINATUTUPAD na ngayon sa halos buong Isla Verde, sakop ng lungsod ng Batangas, ang tourism lockdown dahil sa Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sa ipinalabas na Kautusang Pambarangay ni Punong Barangay Leobert M. Claro ng San Agustin Kanluran, Isla Verde, iniuutos sa lahat ng mga may-ari ng mga resorts, diveshops, […]

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“Disneyland-feels” at SM’s Grand Magical Christmas Parade

EIGHTY-EIGHT Christmas characters and mascots danced and paraded around SM City Lipa last November 24.  Known as the Grand Magical Christmas Parade, characters include reindeers, flower fairies, gingerbreads, bears and unicorns among others.  Said parade is also set to happen at SM City Batangas on December 8 and 26, SM Center Lemery on December 21 […]

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Havaianas – SM City Lipa opens!

ARE you ready to take a trip to Havaianas heaven? Another Havaianas store opens in SM City Lipa! Experience summer all-year-round with the bright and sunny installations set up all around the store. Take a pic at our new Rainbow Color Wall, or pretend to climb up the coconut tree (made of Havaianas straps!) for […]

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Aéropostale opens at SM City Lipa

THE cool breeze of the Yuletide Season and relatively cold weather in Lipa and suburbs calls for everyone to look for some apparels that suits them. With 21 fits & 94 washes to choose from, there’s a pair of Aero jeans for everyone on your list. Cozy sweaters, Turkey Day denim—designed with stretch, novelty shirts, […]

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More Food Choices as SM Lipa Foodcourt launches its new look

LIPA City – ALMOST 13 years after it opened to the public on December of 2006, the Foodcourt of SM City Lipa went a major facelift and was re-launched to the public last Friday November 8. The regularity of the general space is given contrast with the marriage of accenting materials and contrasting shapes.  The […]

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The SM Store opens Prestige Lounge at SM City Batangas

EXCLUSIVITY does have its perks with SMAC Prestige. As a member of this elite membership program, you will get to enjoy exclusive shopping offers, access to the SMAC Prestige Lounge, priority fitting rooms at The SM Store, courtesy check-out lanes at SM Markets, valet shopping, and so much more. Just recently, the SM Store opened […]

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Shopping Hacks for SM City Lipa’s 3-day Sale

THE most awaited sale in town is back as SM City Lipa will be having its 3-day sale on August 30, 31 and September 1.  With up to 70% off on selected items, this bi-annual mall event has been one of the reasons why shoppers tend to plan for their purchases, and who wouldn’t? Aside […]

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Just in time for Back to School: Miniso opens at SLEX

JAPANESE fast fashion brand MINISO recently opened its 76th branch and first standalone franchised store in the Philippines at Total South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in the city of Santa Rosa in Laguna. The store opened with a Kagami Biraki ceremony led by Miniso Total SLEX franchisees Ariel De Dios and Gina De Dios together with […]